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.
Patrick Woolf is a cartoonist illustrator who graduated from Parsons The New School for Design with a BFA in illustration. He now lives back in Santa Cruz, California working as a freelance illustrator and at Alternative Comics (small publishing company) in Cupertino.
Nicole Sallak Anderson is a Computer Science graduate from Purdue University. After graduation, she developed encryption and network security software, which inspired both the storyline and the science behind the eHuman Trilogy—both eHuman Dawn and eHuman Deception are available at Amazon, the third installment is expected in early 2016.
Mary Holland is the author of Matcher Rules, The Bone Road, and The Dog of Pel. After managing a corporate research library in Silicon Valley for twenty-five years, mostly to support her fantasy and science-fiction habit, she now writes full-time. She lives among the redwoods in California’s Santa Cruz Mountains with three cats and one husband. Find her online at www.mary-holland.com.
A native Californian, T.C. Zmak grew up loving the sun-drenched warmth of the beach and the spine-tingling chill of horror movies. On the summer solstice, while pondering the concept of vampires, an idea struck T.C.: What if I introduced a California twist into vampire mythology—one that combines the darkly romantic allure of a vampire with the ultra-cool vibe of a surfer and ... something more? On a rock-blaring road trip from the Monterey Bay to San Diego and then back up the coast, T.C. plotted the opening chapters to DARK SURF.
Corrina was born in the British Isles of Scots-Irish lineage, and has resided in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past 25 years. During the 1980s in the UK she was editor of the National Journal of Hospital Play Staff and was published in Human Potential Magazine (U.K.).
Terez Mertes Rose is the author of Off Balance and Outside the Limelight (Classical Girl Press, 2015, 2016). A former Peace Corps volunteer and ballet dancer, her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including the Crab Orchard Review, Women Who Eat (Seal Press), A Woman's Europe (Travelers' Tales), Literary Mama and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
W. E. Burnette is the author of Requiem Shark, Christmas in Sunny California, and The Long Roll. He has been a soldier, a teacher, and a marketing writer. A native of Bee Tree, North Carolina, he currently lives in Boulder Creek California, works in Silicon Valley, and writes fiction in his spare time.
I feel as though age should never be a hindrance on one's passion. I have been writing ever since I was a child, obsessively reading far before that, and adamantly pursuing what it is that I love ever since. When I am not coming up with stories, I typically paint or try to get outdoors and outside of my natural state of being an introvert.
Frank Scozzari lives in Nipomo, a small town on the central coast of California. He is an avid traveler and once climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa. A Pushcart Prize nominee, his short stories have appeared in numerous literary journals including The Worcester Review, The Emerson Review, Berkeley Fiction Review, Tampa Review, War Literature & the Arts (U.S. Air Force Academy), and The Bitter Oleander, and have been featured in literary theater.