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: 

Melissa Fritchle is a holistic sex therapist and sex educator with a private practice in Santa Cruz, California. Her focus is holistic, always honoring the integration of the mind, body, spirit, and diversity. She is adjunct faculty for two Bay Area graduate programs in counseling psychology and travels in the United States and internationally to provide workshops and trainings. In 2011, she was awarded the Sexual Intelligence award for her groundbreaking work providing sex-positive training for counselors and caregivers in Uganda.

The Conscious Sexual Self Workbook Cover Image
ISBN: 9781500810863
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Published: Createspace - November 7th, 2014

Author Bio: 

Elizabeth Ivanovich is a native of California’s Central Coast. She attended Watsonville schools before earning a bachelor’s degree in art history and a master’s degree in drama, both from Stanford University. Her work has appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, The Santa Cruz Sentinel, Santa Cruz Style, South Bay Accent, Student Traveler, The Writer, and the anthologies Bubblegum Music Is The Naked Truth (Feral House, 2001) and Lost In The Grooves (Routledge, 2005).

Going Coastal: Santa Cruz County and Beyond Cover Image
ISBN: 9781632634665
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Published: Booklocker.com - October 1st, 2014

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James Beebe has been designing and building houses since 1977. He was voted the Best Contractor in Santa Cruz County by the readers of the Santa Cruz Good Times in 1998. After three years traveling and teaching English in Europe he has returned to Aptos and shifted his focus to full time design and consultation as well as writing and producing instructional material. Visit his website at www.jamesbeebedesign.com for more information.

AutoCAD in 20 Hours Cover Image
ISBN: 9780984863112
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Published: James Beebe - March 10th, 2014

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Elizabeth Borelli is known as “The Smart Solutions for Healthy Eating Expert”. As such, she’s an award-winning book author, popular speaker, and Certified Nutrition Coach.

On strategies for improving kid’s eating habits:  “Time spent observing children in a garden learning environment made me aware of one thing: if they grow it, they're infinitely more likely to eat and even to enjoy it.  I spent too many years in my daughter's Life Lab class watching swarms of 5-9 year olds chowing down on raw cauliflower to ignore the connection.

Beanalicious Living: A Step-By-Step Guide to Breaking Free from Processed Foods and Embracing a Healthy, Nutritious Lifestyle Cover Image
ISBN: 9781939288196
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Published: Self Health Cafe, a Wyatt-MacKenzie Imprint - September 1st, 2013

Sprout It! Kids in the Kitchen Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692229712
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Published: Self Health Cafe, a Wyatt-MacKenzie Imprint - July 13th, 2014


Author Bio: 

Jennifer N. Martin is a former university instructor, educational administrator, talk show host and producer in northern California. She is the co-author, along with Rosemary Dean, of The Angels Speak: Secrets from the Other Side which was published in 1994, as well as a contributing author to the New York Times best-selling series, Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Psoriasis-A Love Story: An Amazing Journey of Self-Discovery and Healing Cover Image
ISBN: 9780964697539
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Published: Prairie Angel Press - June 4th, 2014

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"Inside A Hippie Commune" Book and DVD were written and directed by Holly Harman. I grew up in San Mateo until I was 14 years old and then everything changed. I am a graduate of San Francisco Art Institute. I majored in painting and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1974. I have worked as a fine arts painter, art director, and graphic designer in advertising. I was an account executive art director  for Round Table Pizza Corporation for 9 years. After that I worked with my families' business

Inside a Hippie Commune: Santa Cruz Mountains & Beyond Cover Image
ISBN: 9780977655113
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Published: Harman Publishing - November 30th, 2013

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Doree Steinmann B.S.,M.A. started in Radio as the "Storybook Lady" which became a PBS program on KVIE when she moved to Sacramento, CA from New York in 1958.  She then hosted "Women's World" a morning interview program on KXTV in Sacramento, followed by being the first woman Anchor and Reporter on a TV news program in the valley.

Your Second Fifty Years Cover Image
ISBN: 9780991603909
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Published: Independent Words - May 2nd, 2014

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Dr. Maureen Rozenn, LAC, DAOM, FABORM Dr. Rozenn has practiced Oriental Medicine for over a decade, giving thousands of fertility enhancement treatments to men and women. She was the first female Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine to become certified in Oriental Reproductive Medicine. She has spent the last ten years teaching in Five Branches University's Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine program.

Your Fertility Program: The East/West Guide to Maximum Fertility Cover Image
ISBN: 9781619331983
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Published: Fastpencil Inc - April 22nd, 2014

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Melissa Stone Santangelo - The Groovy Goddess, is the founder of a full service holistic fitness, wellness and skin care center, Balance Studio Spa. Located in a serene spot amongst the redwoods of Felton, CA, with flowering gardens and her mosaic art, she created her dream by opening the first of its kind spa in the Santa Cruz Mountains, in 2003.

Spa-Cipes: The Spa at Home Cookbook Cover Image
ISBN: 9781494253073
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Published: Createspace - April 4th, 2014

Author Bio: 
Ami Chen Mills-Naim is author of The Spark Inside: A Special Book for Youth. A former award-winning journalist, Ami has worked with schools, families, children and youth for more than 25 years. She co-founded the Center for Sustainable Change with her father, Roger Mills, and was the first director of the National Community Resiliency Project, funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. She is a radio show and podcast host. Ami is married, a mother of two, and a member of her local PTA. She serves on the School Site Council at her daughters’ elementary school in California.
State of Mind in the Classroom: Thought, Consciousness and the Essential Curriculum for Healthy Learning Cover Image
ISBN: 9780991613403
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Published: Self Published - April 28th, 2014



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