Locally & Independently Published General Nonfiction
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.
Don Rothman taught writing at UCSC for 34 years and was (founding) director of the Central California Writing Project, a think tank for teachers on the role of writing in a democracy, for almost three decades. He is currently vice president of the Shakespeare Santa Cruz advisory board.
Daniella Woolf holds an M.A. in Design from UCLA. Over her career she has worked in a variety of media, including fiber, collage, jewelry, installation and most recently encaustic. She is a principal of Wax Works West, a school for the encaustic arts in Corralitos. She teaches all over the West for for R and F Paints, and independently around the world. She is a 2007 recipient of the Gail Rich Award for excellence in the arts in Santa Cruz, and the 2008 Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship. Her current work is is exhibited nationally and internationally.
Cynthia James and her three siblings were raised by their widowed father, a naval aviator, in the US and abroad. After attending high school in California she graduated with a degree in Economics from UCSC. She began her business career at The Santa Cruz Operation and now has over twenty years of successful sales and negotiation experience in the male-dominated field of high tech. Her new book blends socio-biology research, extensive interviews, and negotiation techniques into a different perspective on relationship and dating for women.
Greg Martinez graduated from U.C. Davis in 1980. After seeing the effects of easy, practical, nutritional changes on common medical problems, he wrote Dr. Greg’s Dog Dish Diet. Following his tips could help you prevent and cure chronic conditions of the skin, ear, bowel, urinary, and even seizures! More at www.dogdishdiet.com
"Poker chose me to be her slave when I was but a boy. For the first 15 years of servitude, I complained bitterly about the pain and injustice of it all. Then I became a professional poker player in 1990 and over the next 15 years, I started to see that everything is always fair. And now I thank poker, my tormentor, for this and hundreds more life lessons." --Tommy Angelo