Locally & Independently Published Fiction

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A native of Berkeley, California, Michael Cooper graduated from high school in 1966 and emigrated to Israel. He lived in Jerusalem during the last year the city was divided between Israel and Jordan. He remained in Israel for the next decade, studied at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and graduated from Tel Aviv University Medical School. Now a pediatric cardiologist in Northern California, he returns to Israel and the West Bank twice a year to volunteer his services to children who lack adequate access to care.

The Rabbi's Knight Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781432831004
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Published: Five Star Publishing - August 19th, 2015

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Julie Morris is a rancher and journalist. She is the Co-Founder and Owner of Morris Grassfed Beef and a former staff reporter for several newspapers. Morris has also worked in corporate communications, marketing, and the non-profit sector. Exit Strategy is her first novel. Visit her online at juliefmorris.com

Exit Strategy Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781524670009
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Published: Authorhouse - February 21st, 2017

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Kathleen Doler was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California, and she graduated from U.C. Santa Cruz. She’s an author, journalist and adventure sports addict. She spent 20 years as a business reporter and editor in Silicon Valley. Now she works as a freelance journalist for national newspapers and magazines, covering everything from business and finance to helicopter skiing, surfing and scuba diving. She also travels extensively, mostly to wild places, often while pursuing sports that have the potential to maim her. She owns a wardrobe of wetsuits.

The Hook: Surfing to Survive a Shattered Family, Drugs, Gangs and the FBI Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781634921176
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Published: Booklocker.com - February 20th, 2017

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K.J. Mann, a Bay Area-based writer and UCLA grad, has worked in entertainment and celebrity media for nearly a decade. Nika: The Last Volsai is his first book.

Nika: The Last Volsai Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780998299518
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Published: Malkah Publishing - December 13th, 2016

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Kathryn Lang Slattery is a published author of fiction and nonfiction for youth and has become an expert on many aspects of the Ritchie Boys of WWII.

Immigrant Soldier: The Story of a Ritchie Boy Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780990674207
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Published: Pacific Bookworks - March 25th, 2015

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Alesa Lightbourne has been an English professor and teacher in six countries, lived on a sailboat, dined with Bedouins, and written for Fortune 50 companies. She lives in Santa Cruz, where she loves to boogie board and ride a bicycle.

The Kurdish Bike Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780692758106
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Published: Alesa Lightbourne - July 19th, 2016

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Stephen Shender worked as a reporter and editor for the Watsonville Register Pajaronian and the Santa Cruz Sentinel from 1977-93. He later worked as a political speechwriter in Washington, D.C., corporate speechwriter in Los Angeles, and marketing communications writer in Silicon Valley. A frequent visitor to Hawaii, Steve lives in Aptos with his wife, cat, and blue and gold macaw. Once There Was Fire is his first novel.

Once There Was Fire: A Novel of Old Hawaii Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780692771334
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Published: Pai'ea Press - December 12th, 2016

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T.F. Burks has independently studied several of the world's religions for over 20 years and currently lives with her family in Northern California.  Like many authors who have traveled the world, T.F.

Faerieme: The Universe Awakens Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781524541040
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Published: Xlibris - October 31st, 2016

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K.C. Bryce Fitzgerald has been telling stories for over two decades. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he is both a writer and filmmaker, dedicated to bringing his unique cinematic vision to the screen and page. He was a featured poet in the Burningword Literary Journal and has had films screen in multiple international film festivals. He views the cinematic and literary arts as inseparable, two forms of storytelling that are, in the words of master writer Ernest Hemingway, an undying search for a simple kind of human truth.

The Lines of Union Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780997776300
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Published: Kevin Fitzgerald - November 1st, 2016

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Frank Warren’s first salty taste of surfing in 1938, at age six, aboard a homemade tandem paddleboard in Long Beach, was the beginning of a lifelong love of the ocean waves. Bodysurfing at Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach in the late 1940s led to longboarding on a used Hobie pigboard during the mid-1950s at San Onofre and Huntington, the main surfing venues for Warren and his buddies. Frank is still bodysurfing and bellyboarding at his favorite spots on the North Shore of Oahu and Maui, at the age of eighty-four. Never too old to hit the waves for a cool ride.

Gloria's Gone: A So Cal Novel Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780997942309
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Published: Brooktree Media - August 30th, 2016

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