Santa Cruz Weird makes a great holiday gift because, with seventeen local authors, there are stories to appeal to everyone on your gift giving list. Come by and get books signed for your recipient to make them feel special. The books are also great affordable gifts for office mates and the boss, teachers, the host or hostess...pretty much everyone!

Upcoming Events:

Porter Memorial Library April 10th in Soquel
- 3050 Porter St., Soquel

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Where To Buy Books:

At Amazon » [digital copies also available]

Kelly's Bookstore in Watsonville - 1838 Main St.

The Craft Gallery - Capitola Village - 209 Capitola Ave.

Bookshop Santa Cruz - 1520 Pacific Ave.


The Authors & Their Stories
Stephen Kessler, Advice for
the Perplexed in Paradise

Linda West Scott, Bodie
Jill Will, Mis-Matched
Maryanne Porter, Secrets
Nancy Lynn Jarvis, Bodies in Bonny Doon
Rick Parfitt, If the Rooster Crows
Vinnie Hansen, Critical Mass
Mary Flodin, The Game Warden
Jan Harwood, Cooper Street Weird
Katherine Bolger Hyde, Betty's War
Helene Simkin Jara, All the Right Places
S.L. Hawke, Local History
Ed Sams, Among the Fairies
Marc Darrow, Lobsters in the Yurt
Edward Weingold, Off the Rails
& He Lent Me His Ears

Nancy Wood, The Great Santa Cruz Treasure Hunt
J.D. Graves, Vicissitude
P. Maya Morgan, When Santa Cruz was Young

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Jill Will
singer/songwriter Mira Goto
Katherine Hyde
Ed Sams
Marc Darrow
Mary Flodin
Lynda Scott
Jan Harwood
P. Maya Morgan
Edward Weingold

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If you travel anywhere in the world and are asked where you're from, people smile when you say Santa Cruz. They know us. We are famous: land of The Lost Boys, the Mystery Spot, home to the Bigfoot Museum, and the Giant Dipper. Tourists flock to us, sometimes on their way from San Francisco or Big Sur, but more often just to experience Santa Cruz. Our unofficial motto is "Keep Santa Cruz Weird;" we have bumper stickers proclaiming that's our intent. Santa Cruz Weird just seemed like a good fit for our County with its long interesting history, colorful residents, sunny beaches, fog-shrouded mornings, and lush forests. Here are short stories by Santa Cruz writers who had fun with what they wrote. Hopefully you'll have fun reading their weird Santa Cruz stories, too. As editor of this book, I surely did. So hop on board the literary version of our iconic Giant Dipper and prepare for an up and down ride of Santa Cruz Weird stories.       Nancy Lynn Jarvis