March 2, 2022

Karen Joy Fowler’s Strange Path to Her New Novel ‘Booth’

How the Santa Cruz author got tangled in the story of John Wilkes Booth and his family.


November 10, 2021

Virtual Lit Event Celebrates Late Great Santa Cruz Writer Jory Post

Post’s ‘Daily Fresh’ features essays he wrote during his last summer
October 20, 2021

Bookshop Santa Cruz Presents Laura Davis’ ‘The Burning Light of Two Stars’ Virtually

The Santa Cruz author’s new memoir focuses on reconciling with her mother
August 23, 2021

Local Author to Release First Prose and Poetry Collection

Author Olga Rosales Salinas remembers clearly the folklore and myths she heard growing up in Watsonville.
July 14, 2021

Paul Skenazy’s New Book ‘Still Life’ is a Story of Art and Obsession

A widower retreats into self-imposed artistic lockdown in Santa Cruz novelist’s latest
June 1, 2021

Post-Communist Bride Goes West in Santa Cruz Author’s Social Satire

Book 'The Wife Who Wasn’t' is a clever snapshot of East and West contradictions
April 14, 2021

Michael Mechanic Takes on the Absurdities of the Super-Rich

How you’re funding the lifestyles of the super-rich
April 7, 2021

Bad Animal to Award 500 Books to Local Student with New Rhoads Prize

Rhoads Prize honors the memory of local student Noah Rhoads
March 9, 2021

Understanding Complex Beat Figure Neal Cassady

"The Joan Anderson Letter" was considered a holy relic of the Beat Generation
March 3, 2021

Aptos’ Tracie White Follows a Medical Mystery in New Book

Book documents a father’s quest to understand what was afflicting his son
February 23, 2021

Bay Area Author Tommy Orange on the Mythmaking of History

'There There' explores how our sense of the place we live in can be lost
January 26, 2021

Reflecting on the ‘Whole-Soul’ Politics of the Biden-Harris Inauguration

Inauguration morning brought sense of calm and joy and replenishment
January 21, 2021

New Book of Poetry and Nature Photos Reflects on Healing

Book features natural beauty from Santa Cruz
January 5, 2021

New Santa Cruz Collection of Essays Looks at Post-Trump America

Collection attempts to capture the week the American people voted out Donald Trump
December 18, 2020

New Book Chronicles the Near-Industrialization of Monterey Bay

Exit of Humble Oil from Monterey Bay had long-lasting effects
December 14, 2020

Author Releases Next Installment in Local Mystery Series

Josephine Stuart Mystery series has gained following among local readers
December 1, 2020

After His Cancer Diagnosis, Jory Post Wrote Another Novel

Post’s new 'Pious Rebel' puts his virtuosity on full display
October 29, 2020

Virtual Discussion Will Explore the Process of Death and Grieving

Discussion aimed at helping affirm what is important in life
October 12, 2020

Spanish-Language Novel Delves Into Canning Strike

Story inspired by Latina workers at Watsonville Canning who went on strike
September 8, 2020

How Kendrick Lamar Became a Muse of the Black Lives Matter Movement

Author Marcus J. Moore traces connection between music and social movement in new book
September 3, 2020

Local Author’s Book Weaves Tale of Survival in the Santa Cruz Mountains

Final installment of "Three Sisters" trilogy now available
August 4, 2020

Santa Cruz Poet Gary Young’s Sons Follow in His Literary Footsteps

Jake Young and Cooper Young have both published books of poetry just like their dad
July 21, 2020

Chris Frantz of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club Releases Memoir

Drummer shares his influences and dishes on Talking Heads dynamics
July 10, 2020

Patrice Vecchione Shares Lessons on Living a Creative Life in New Book

In her new book, poet Patrice Vecchione becomes an evangelist for the writing life
May 30, 2020

Science and the Environment Inspire Watsonville Author’s Children’s Book

Book featuring a spittlebug aims to help children realize everyone has a gift
May 19, 2020

Santa Cruz’s Young Writers Program Scaling Back As Director Steps Down

Julia Chiapella has mentored Santa Cruz students in the program since 2012
April 28, 2020

C Pam Zhang’s Debut Exposes Hidden Fictions of Wild West Narratives

New novel ‘How Much of These Hills is Gold’ is a lyrical but brutal tale
March 31, 2020

New Titles from NorCal Authors for Your Reading List

Author talks and book signings are on hold for now, but new releases keep coming
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