Local Authors

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Rockin' in the City of Angels Cover Image
ISBN: 9780997771107
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Published: Diego Space Productions - January 17th, 2017

This book celebrates the sensational albums and spectacular live performances staged in Los Angeles, the "City of Angels" during the 1970s by more than thirty classic and progressive rock bands of the era including: AC/DC, David Bowie, Camel, Alice Cooper, Eagles, ELO, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Genesis, Heart, Jethro Tull, Elton John, Kansas, King Crimson, Led Zeppelin, McCartney/Wings, Pink Floyd, Queen, Rolling Stones, Rush, Supertramp, The Who, Yes and others.

We'll share memories of their legendary albums and concerts along with reviews of the best video documents of the era, each band illuminated by a hand-picked collection of brilliant images - some never-before seen from the best photo-journalists of that time, so long ago...

Photographers include: Richard E. Aaron, Jørgen Angel, Fin Costello, Ian Dickson, Armando Gallo, Stacey Katsis, Terry O'Neill, Neal Preston, Michael Putland, Jim Summaria, Lisa Tanner, Brian Weiner, Neil Zlowzower and more.

This coffee-table book is nearly the size of an LP album cover, 396 pages, over 600 images, written by Douglas Harr, designed by Tilman Reitzle. Foreword by Armando Gallo.

Sing a Pretty Song--: The
ISBN: 9780688073411
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Published: Ediad Productions - December 1st, 1990

Singer-actress Edie Adams autobiography (www.edieadams.com) recalls that her career skyrocketed when she married comic genius Ernie Kovacs (www.erniekovacs.com). Their marriage lasted 11 years, until his death in an auto accident in 1962 at age 43. This funny, sad memoir of Adams's life until 1962 is a laudable for its lack of either bitterness or boasting, although Adams, found herself straddled with debt following Kovacs's death, has reason for both.

Hot Shot Cover Image
ISBN: 9781946143051
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Published: Fiery Seas Publishing, LLC - November 1st, 2016

Your Innovator Brain: The Truth about ADHD Cover Image
ISBN: 9781504345835
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Published: Balboa Press - April 7th, 2016

This is the story of growing up ADHD, my forty year career coaching children through adults with ADHD, and how I discovered The Innovator Brain as a breakthrough for people incorrectly labeled with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD.  - Carol Gignoux


Jive & Drive: On the Road with a Los Angeles Uber Driver. Cover Image
ISBN: 9781530384266
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - March 5th, 2016

"Jive & Drive is an urban journey on wheels; navigating the streets of Southern California. Friendly
strangers sharing time & space under one open roof. A mobile sanctiuary to just be. These are 
timeless tales that will make you laugh and smile about being human.”

America's First Robot President: President Rob Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692785058
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Published: Michael Lindsay - October 1st, 2016

Meet America's First Robot President! President Rob! Will he be our best President ever? Read how our first robot President works with us Humans - and a bunch of other robotic folks to steer America through our wild and crazy new automated future!

The Illustrated History of Don Post Studios Cover Image
ISBN: 9780996617505
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Published: Blacksparrow Inc. - October 1st, 2015

This comprehensive tome details the history of Don Post Studios from its inception in 1938 through to its closure in 2012. This was the company responsible for the creation of the rubber Halloween mask and it was at the forefront of the “Monster Kid” phenomenon of the 1960s and 70s. Don Post Studios was a leader in the Halloween Industry for over 7 decades and also dabbled in special effects work for the film industry from 1947 through 1988. At almost 600 pages and measuring 9″ x 12″, this is a true anthology and definitive guide to Don Post Studios, the company that transformed an entire genre.

My Brother the Boxer: The Terry Daniels Story Cover Image
ISBN: 9781515005018
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - September 9th, 2015

Not all professional athletes enjoy their day in the sun with milestone accomplishments and record-breaking accolades, but in 1972, when Terry Daniels got into the ring with Joe Frazier - the undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World, 10 months after Frazier won the "Fight of the Century" against Muhammad Ali - he had over 70 million people witnessing the fight on national TV. Jeff Daniels takes the reader on a journey of love, determination, perseverance and hope. He recounts his big brother's coming-of-age story and his landmark decision - as a senior in college - to compete for the most feared and respected title in professional sports.

Where Will Your Next Road Take You? Cover Image
ISBN: 9781503578418
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Published: Brooke Parker Higgins - August 17th, 2015

Stop, reflect, and delight in the beautiful moments of existence.

Who's There? Cover Image
ISBN: 9781540646125
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - November 25th, 2016

Sharon Sullivan, was born in San Francisco, Ca to the Bogart's, a military family. She lived in the Bay Area, Maryland and Japan. She now resides in Hidden Valley Lake, Ca. with her husband and blended family. Sharon was a Journalism major at Diablo Valley College and a graduate of "The Institute of Children's Literature" writing for children and teenagers. Has numerous Editor's Choice awards from "The International Library of Poetry." Hosted local Bay Area Television shows, including the Shadelands Ranch Museum, Black Diamond Days and the Livermore Valley Wine Festival. Author of "Capricious Heart," a book of poetry and two whodunits written and illustrated for young adults, "A Wine Country Murder Fairy-Tale" and the sequel "Carousel, Cabernet and Cocoa Beans." Her current book, "Destiny's Son" is a story of passion and romance. Taking you back to a past life in a regression and into the present. It is about three lives that touched each other's souls, when a buried secret of fate appears in the future. Twists and turns filled with many adventures based on some true, sad and happy events.

Tender Omnibus: The First Twenty-Five Years of Tender Buttons Press Cover Image
By Lee Ann Brown (Editor), Katy Bohinc (Editor)
ISBN: 9780927920148
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Published: Tender Buttons Press - August 2016

Poetry. Women's Studies. Introduction by founding editor Lee Ann Brown. Since 1989, Tender Buttons Press has been dedicated to innovative writing. From cut-ups to clairvoyance, the forms championed by Tender Buttons authors have altered the possible and probable of new poetics. TENDER OMNIBUS gathers the first 25 years of Tender Buttons Press in a single volume.

SKU: 11-99-76965-7-x

"We created DRØME because it's something we wish we had in the past. The artists in Issue One represent the next generation of breakthrough artists pushing back against mainstream notions of labels and boundaries. The intimate interviews and portraits in the magazine capture the humanity behind the art. DRØME isn't just for artists or queer people, it's for everyone; DRØME is for those who dare."

Looking for Clara Cover Image
ISBN: 9781542439275
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - January 12th, 2017

Simona Grossi was born and raised in a small town in Italy, surrounded by books and music. She studied piano at the Conservatory and then attended law school and joined a prestigious law firm in Italy. After litigating for several years, she moved to the U.S. and joined academia. She loves teaching and writing, and in between these two things, she cooks, travels, and spends time with her friends.

Saturnian Tonsure Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692819593
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Published: Brandon R. Burdette - January 1st, 2016

“Saturnian Tonsure” is an anthology of prose poems which explore the topics of God, spiritual conflict, personal dilemma, art and beauty, revolt and integration, and civilization. It is written in the tradition of Villon’s work, Baudelaire’s “Flowers of Evil”, Lautréamont’s “Maldoror”, and Rimbaud’s “A Season in Hell”.

It Begins with Me: Navigating Your Journey to Personal Freedom Cover Image
ISBN: 9780977785261
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Published: Mlr Publishing - August 14th, 2015

Michael Blomsterberg walks alongside us, guiding us on our path to creating sustainable personal fulfillment. With a respectful yet frank delivery, It Begins With Me reads with a subtle simplicity, providing profound material in a refreshingly accessible way such that we leave feeling empowered and invigorated. Its candor and humor resonate on an intimate level, gently carrying us through important self-discovery that could otherwise feel perilous as we delve inward. Michael's supportive process assists us in identifying what needs to be addressed within us in order to set ourselves free. The tools and knowledge illuminated in this book allow us to recognize who we truly are, who we can be for ourselves, and how to constitute the transformations we desire for ourselves and our lives.

Undaunted a Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781941049358
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Published: Chiral House - March 25th, 2016

A Chaplain's Last Confession: Based on True Events Cover Image
ISBN: 9781457540653
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Published: Dog Ear Publishing - August 24th, 2015

Cosmic Robotics Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692794234
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Published: Neon Burrito Publishing - October 31st, 2016

The Year of Uh Cover Image
ISBN: 9781366481504
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Published: Blurb - January 30th, 2017