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.

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Author Bio: 

Linguist, crossword constructor, and recovering stand-up comic, Brent Sverdloff brings his passion for wordplay to his first book, How Could I Forget You! A Creative Way to Remember Names and Faces. A practitioner of memory techniques since his teens, Brent has helped countless students and professionals around the country improve their powers of recall. Learn more at www.flexyourmemory.com

How Could I Forget You! A Creative Way to Remember Names and Faces Cover Image
ISBN: 9780615986227
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Self Published - August 1st, 2014

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Dr. Marker is the Executive Director and Founder of the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF)—an international nonprofit globally recognized as a leader in protecting the cheetah and its habitat.

 In 1990, Dr. Marker helped establish CCF and built its headquarters in Namibia in 199. From humble beginnings in a tiny farmhouse in rural Namibia, the CCF headquarters are now the epicenter for cutting edge science and are an unparalleled model for predator conservation.  

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ISBN: 9780615933207
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Cheetah Conservation Fund - January 1st, 2014

Author Bio: 

Mike Dillon is a peripatetic soul who has, unfortunately, been trapped in the body of a middle-aged corporate attorney. When he can fit in a vacation, you can find him kayaking, cycling, backpacking or traveling in various parts of the world.

Changing Cadence: Meditations on Life, Family and Country from a Leather Bicycle Seat Cover Image
ISBN: 9780986057700
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Published: Oosik Publishing - March 28th, 2014

Author Bio: 

Bill Duran, trained as a Master Guide of Modern Shamanism, is the founder of The Shamanic Juice Fast.


The Shamanic Juice Fast: Your Gateway to Transformation Cover Image
ISBN: 9780578133669
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Howling Coyote Press - March 1st, 2014

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Mary Beth Harris is an award winning author, consultant and speaker. “When I was caregiving for my mother I found it so much harder than I ever expected. I knew that millions of Baby Boomers would soon find themselves in this challenging situation and I wanted to share my knowledge and help them navigate their way through these rough waters. That was the inspiration for writing the book. From the book came speaking engagements. Caregiving is not just about children taking care of parents but parents taking care of a disabled child, or a spouse taking care of a spouse.

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ISBN: 9780615708874
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Published: Incha Publishing - February 4th, 2013

Author Bio: 

Linda Donovan,  a marketing consultant and owner of Thought Leadership Success, LLC, has 20+ years of experience in the aerospace and software industries. Her articles on technology have appeared in many leading industry publications worldwide. Donovan is also an experienced hospice grief support volunteer, where she helps people move through the stages of grief with compassion.


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ISBN: 9781493573738
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Published: Createspace - January 8th, 2014

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Doug Nelson is a veteran of the Vietnam war and has worked with veterans for much of his public service career. He struggles with post-traumatic stress. As a Veterans Services Representative for the six years before his recent retirement, he was called upon to motivate veterans to seek help for PTSD and to file disability compensation claims. 

Making Peace with Military Post-Traumatic Stress: Getting Help and Taking Charge of Your Healing Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452581316
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balboa Press - November 7th, 2013

Author Bio: 

Shelley Keneipp, MH, DiHom, is the author of the book, The Practical Guide To Homeopathy For Children, Keeping Your Family Healthy Naturally and Safely.  This book provides the knowledge for parents to deal with over one hundred and fifty acute conditions that arise in everyday family life starting with newborns on through the teen years.  The book has been touted by fellow homeopaths and parents as one of the most user-friendly and informative books in its class.

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ISBN: 9781611701418
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Robertson Publishing - September 18th, 2013

Author Bio: 

Judy Brenis attended the ADD Coaching Academy, graduating from the Basic ADHD Coach Training Program with an AAC designation. Prior to ADHD coaching, Judy earned a bachelor's degree in Journalism from Kent State University and has worked as a newspaper reporter and freelance writer for many years.


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ISBN: 9781493634170
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Published: Createspace - January 22nd, 2014

Author Bio: 

My passion is to free people from worn out ideas about spirituality so they can assemble a set of beliefs that really work for them! My favorite readers are seekers who have unique ideas about spirituality, religion, and God (or NO God)! 

Spiritual Meatloaf: Develop Your Personal Recipe for Spirituality in Twelve-Step Recovery Cover Image
ISBN: 9780976702306
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: EM Riley Publications - June 17th, 2005



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