Locally & Independently Published Fiction

Bookshop Santa Cruz has hundreds of locally and independently published books on our shelves. Our consignment program allows us to continue to accept all of the professionally-produced, self-published books from our local authors and to devote our resources to prominently featuring them throughout the store.

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Author Bio: 

"Former National Enquirer reporter Richard Byrne Reilly is an award winning journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Post, New York Magazine, FoxNews.com, Red Herring, the San Francisco Examiner, the Pittsburgh Trib and many other publications in the U.S. and Europe. His writing has been compared to Hunter S. Thompson and James Ellroy. The Frigate Bird is his first novel. An area native, he lives in Santa Cruz.

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ISBN: 9781612962061
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Published: Black Rose Writing - May 1st, 2013

Author Bio: 

Deborah Simon is a professional storyteller with over 30 years experience as a business professional.  She worked as a program developer, manager and team leader.  Deborah is an instructor, lecturer, writer, child advocate, and minister who talks stories. 

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ISBN: 9781935125747
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Published: Robertson Publishing - April 2nd, 2010

Author Bio: 

Jeff McElroy received his MFA in Creative Writing in 2009 from Antioch University, Los Angeles.  He is a private educator and spends most of his time with family and friends at the beaches, deserts, and mountains of California.  Jeff is working on a novel set in the Mojave Desert, as well as crafting stories for various surfing publications and an eco-literature treatise.  He finds inspiration in the fantastic and mundane, but is happiest in the wild places.

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ISBN: 9780615733111
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Published: Pierpont Press - December 5th, 2014

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Brandon Philips, a retired educator, was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and was educated in the Boston area.  He brings to his writing an abiding interest in archaeology, history, languages and the quest for treasure—preferably the kind that needs to be properly repatriated to its original homeland.  He has traveled the world and scoured some of its greatest museums, taking account of their treasures of gold artifacts, crown jewels and precious gems.  Philips lives with his wife in Hawaii and spends much time every year with family in Santa Cruz, California. 

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ISBN: 9780985723033
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Published: Inland Publishing - March 16th, 2013

Author Bio: 

Rafael G. Hauxley hails from Rzeszow, Poland. He immigrated to Salt Lake City in 1990. There, he learned English by reading Asterix & Obelix, Tintin, and Calvin & Hobbes. Since then, he’s bounced between three colleges, sold motorcycles, and trekked around Europe. In 2009, encouraged by an amazing professor, Rafael closed down his architecture business. He had decided to write.

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ISBN: 9780989547505
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Published: Earthbound Book Co. - July 5th, 2013

Author Bio: 

In addition to fiction published in magazines such as Realms of Fantasy, Tales of the Talisman, and the Bryant Literary Review, David Pinault has written books on Arabic literature and religious rituals in South Asia. Pinault's stories are inspired by his research in Egypt, Yemen, Pakistan, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Currently he is a professor of religious studies at Santa Clara University. 

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ISBN: 9781481132497
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - January 19th, 2013

Author Bio: 
Carol Clark Roberts, the daughter of missionary parents, spent her early and teenage years in a China occupied by Japanese troops, followed by a brutal civil war and a Communist takeover. Forced to flee on a US Navy destroyer, Carol's family spent many years in the southern Philippine Islands. Carol returned to the United States to attend college, get married, and raise a family. For fifteen years she wrote and photographed original filmstrip stories for schools and churches, published by three media companies. Later she turned to writing novels, inspired by her
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ISBN: 9781478710585
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Published: Outskirts Press - March 12th, 2013

Author Bio: 

Dr. Guy Standard was born on a farm near Trinidad, Colorado, he left without
graduating from high school, served four years in the military as a medic, read
a great deal during his enlistment, was admitted "on probation" to
UCLA and earned a B.A. in Philosophy, and a Ph.D. in English. He writes novels,
plays, poems and songs. 



Author Bio: 

Music has played a central role in Jason Warburg’s life since he sat in his older brothers’ bedroom at age three listening to them play A Hard Day’s Night over and over again. A recovering political junkie, in his thirties he moved into the non-profit world, while enjoying a parallel career as a music writer. The latter includes 15 years with independent music review site The Daily Vault (www.dailyvault.com), where he has served as editor since 2003. He is the author of more than 600

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ISBN: 9780615684796
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Published: Wonder Wheel Publications - October 10th, 2012

Author Bio: 
In 2010, after spending nearly twenty years in the software industry, Chris Ernest Hall decided to retire and focus on writing, which had been his original career path before being seduced by Silicon Valley. Depending on how you count it, Celebrated Summer, Book One: Out Into the Light is either his first, second, or fifth book. He lives in Berkeley with three cats and an occasional housemate who looks remarkably like an older, female version of him.



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