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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And don't miss these additional Santa Cruz Authors

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Mary Ellen Hannon is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and Somatic Movement Instructor with a BA in Health Sciences. She co-owns Willow Glen Yoga in San Jose, CA and Shakti Nutrition in Santa Cruz, CA. 

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Lara Willing is a Psychotherapist in private practice and has led personal growth groups for almost 20 years. Lara believes our fulfillment in life depends on our relationship with ourself. She is passionate about helping people improve this relationship through awareness, compassion, and self-care. She has been on a life-long journey of self-discovery and personal growth, and she brings her wisdom and experience to her work with clients and readers.

3 Things Journal Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692939338
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Published: Lara Willing - August 25th, 2017

Midori Haus: Transformation from Old House to Green Future with Passive House Cover Image
ISBN: 9781938015731
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Published: Hybrid Global Publishing - December 15th, 2017

The Rule Breaker: We Only Have Two Choices... Cover Image
By Ms. K.
ISBN: 9781946503114
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Published: Self-Publishing - November 30th, 0002

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Ed Penniman was born in the artistic community of Santa Cruz, California. Following his early art education from his grandmother, he earned his degree in fine arts from Chouinard Art School of California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles. His creative talent caught the attention of Carson-Roberts Advertising (Ogilvy-Mather), where he was hired even before graduation. He also earned a graphic designer position for Robert Miles Runyan in Los Angeles.

You Are Up to You.: Innovate a New Self for a New Life. Feel Spiritually Whole Again After Trauma and Disability. Cover Image
ISBN: 9780997496505
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Published: Ed Penniman Associates Design - September 7th, 2016

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Rochelle’s keen interest in language and culture led her to learn Japanese and work in Japan, starting her on her path as a cross-cultural business consultant. She’s written extensively in both English and Japanese on intercultural and global business topics. More recently she has turned to the area where she lives and works, Silicon Valley, to help people better understand the language and culture there as well.

Valley Speak: Deciphering the Jargon of Silicon Valley Cover Image
ISBN: 9780997436402
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Published: Genetius Publishing - May 17th, 2016

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Nanda Currant is a fine artist and have a background in art, therapy, and education and over the last few years I have combined those skills as a documentary filmmaker. I have been involved in setting up alternative educational programs building bridges between homeschool communities and public education. I enjoy helping create a local place based educational option for young people outside of the school system or work to facilitate each student's learning process no matter what educational path they have chosen.

Unexceptional: Darwin, Atheism & Human Nature Cover Image
ISBN: 9781546542131
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Published: CreateSpace - May 13th, 2017

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Alekz Londos is the owner of Advanced Disaster Relief. He has independently provided international disaster relief support and immediate medical care to critical areas before the military and multinational organizations arrived. These projects involved search and rescue, body recovery, psychological debriefing, debris removal, risk mitigation, and rebuilding infrastructures. He has self-deployed to hazmat cleanups, lightning storms, wildfires, floods, sinkholes, landslides, snowstorms, car accidents, and a commuter train crash.

Resource Guide to Solve Urgent Global Issues Cover Image
ISBN: 9781539602729
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Published: CreateSpace - October 17th, 2016

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His successful business career with global responsibilities has enabled Joseph Bronson to enjoy a unique set of golfing experiences throughout the world.  Joe is a member of Monterey Peninsula Country Club in Pebble Beach, California, and Cordevalle Golf Club in San Martin, California.  He plays golf and practices at least twice a week.  He and his wife, Linda, live in San Jose and Pebble Beach, California.  They have two grown children who also reside in the Bay Area of Northern California.  Golf Chronicles is his first book and Golf Chronicles II is in progress.

Golf Chronicles: An Amateur's Lifelong Dedication to the Game Cover Image
ISBN: 9781478771968
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Published: Outskirts Press - April 23rd, 2016



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