Author Jill Will (aka Linda Roxanne Bryer) has lived throughout Santa Cruz County during the past 3o+ years, ever since she moved here from the east coast. She is a writer, lindapublicist, vocalist and, as she calls herself, a "serial entrepreneur." But it is her deep passion for writing – and singing and life – that is the consistent thread that ties it all together.

For more info, contact: Linda Roxanne Bryer

      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.

book     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
Jill Will, Mis-Matched
Stephen Kessler,
Advice for
the Perplexed in Paradise

Linda West Scott, Bodie
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
SOME Great pics below of readings from the Lauch Party
Vinnie Hansen is at the mic.

Jill Will
singer/songwriter Mira Goto

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