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: 

Krista Hammond is the owner of Santa Cruz Sea Glass. She is long time surfer/diver/sailor and has been collecting sea glass for many years along the beaches of Santa Cruz and Monterey. Her love for the ocean and sea glass led her to learn the art of metal-smithing to create environmentally responsible, high quality pieces of jewelry using only natural unaltered sea glass combined with USA sourced sterling silver. Krista and her business partnered with the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation in 2008, so a portion of sales is donated directly back to

Santa Cruz Sea Glass: The story Behind the Treasure Cover Image
ISBN: 9780615720319
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Rogue Lion Press - January 10th, 2013

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Connie Leas is an award-winning technical writer, now retired, and author of The Art of Thank You (Beyond Words/Atria, 2002) and Fat:It’s Not What You Think (Prometheus Books, 2008). She lives withher husband in Boulder Creek, California.

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ISBN: 9781626520516
Availability: Backordered
Published: Mill City Press, Inc. - April 16th, 2013

Author Bio: 
Temeko Richardson is a techie entrepreneur and senior-level consultant with almost two decades of experience in devising corporate strategy, architecting operations, and advising C-suite executives and leaders at Fortune 500 companies. She often shows how to implement systems to grow and diversify revenue, expand product development, and target customer outreach. Her vision for improving operational performance and cost-containment is outlined in her debut book, Get A Clue: 10 Steps to an Executive IQ.

Prior to her corporate accomplishments, she established herself as an
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ISBN: 9780988339415
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Published: Rlc Group, Inc. - April 19th, 2013

Author Bio: 
Robert Archer is a graduate of Columbia University with a doctorate in educational administration. His teaching experience encompasses the university and public school levels where he has held positions as university administrator, assistant professor, guidance counselor and public school teacher. In continuation of his strong commitment to academic excellence, Archer was the recipient of a William Fulbright Scholarship Award for 2012. He is also a founding member of the Silicon Valley United Nations Association of the United States
The Education of Richard Riley: A Case Study of Business Involvement in Education Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481704175
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Published: Authorhouse - July 8th, 2013

Author Bio: 
P. Miller, a physician, brings to this space a passionate exploration of the physical and emotional fusion that comprises the human experience. The art book, "Humanlandscapes, Interpreting the Human Form," develops this fusion well through images, text and poetry, and these threads will be followed and expanded in this space.
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By Peter Crane, P. Miller (Photographer)
ISBN: 9780967903453
Availability: Backordered
Published: Fresco Fine Art Publishing - July 1st, 2007

Author Bio: 
Cheryl L. Fletcher-Docherty is a Medicaid Planning Specialist with over 15 years experience in the field of Medicaid, Medicaid crisis planning, and Medicaid annuity planning. From her seaside office in Santa Cruz, she now fields questions from people all over the nation in need of solving their individual Medicaid nightmares. These people include average folk who become her clients and they include elder law attorneys, estate lawyers and financial planners from every corner of the U.S.,all of whom run into seemingly incomprehensible hurdles in the Medicaid application process.
Turn Medicaid Nightmares Into Miracles: Let's Deal with Medicaid and Protect Your Assets - Now! Cover Image
ISBN: 9781465398376
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Published: Xlibris Corporation - February 21st, 2012

Author Bio: 
Kathleen Ann Gonzalez has published with various periodicals and on the Internet and has stories in three anthologies. She has self-published two books, Free Gondola Ride and A Small Candle, which she sells through bookstores, websites, promotional events, and in Venice, Italy. For marketing purposes, she keeps three websites, a Facebook page, and a blog and presents at local bookstores or community events. She collaborated on a book about teaching English, currently in press with Pearson. Gonzalez is an English teacher and has won various awards and recognition for her work.
Seductive Venice: In Cassanova's Footsteps Cover Image
ISBN: 9780985097233
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Ca' Specchio - September 10th, 2012

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If I ever had a real hero it would be General Smedly Butler U.S.M. ret. ---Al Wasserman


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A graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz, Greg Amundson spent over fourteen years in Military and Law Enforcement service to include details as a Special Weapons and Tactics Team Operator (SWAT) and Sniper in Santa Cruz County, a Captain in the United States Army, a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on the Southwest Border and an Agent on the highly effective Border Enforcement Security Taskforce (BEST) Team
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ISBN: 9781611700947
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Published: Robertson Publishing - September 7th, 2012

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Local author Mary Toscano is a Certified Nutrition Educator and founder of Mary Toscano Healthy Living. Her mission is to provide the tools and knowledge to reverse the current trend towards obesity and diabetes. She is also the creator of the educational DVDs Sweet Fire: Understanding Sugar’s Role in Your Health and Fabulous Fats! and Setting the Record Straight.

Sweet Fire: Sugar, Diabetes & Your Health Cover Image
ISBN: 9780985653903
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mary Toscano Healthy Living - January 1st, 2013



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