Santa Cruz Weird, the anthology, curated by Nancy Lynn Jarvis and published by Good Read Publishers, is a perfect summer read to enjoy anywhere! On the beach, camping out, or lying on your couch! A great gift for readers of all ages.
      With 17 local authors, there are stories to appeal to everyone: some are scary, mysterious, funny, intriguing, and newsworthy -- all of them are entertaining.
      Santa Cruz Weird
is an affordable gift for your boss, daughter, son, neighbor, office mates, mother, father, sister, brother, cousin,Guru, Pilates Instructor…pretty much everyone!

Author of "Mis-Matched" in the anthology

point Jill Will        

aka Linda Roxanne Bryer

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, publicist, 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.

Linda Roxanne possesses a strong creative streak, evidenced by her career in marketing, advertising, public relations, and writing/ editing. These skills were developed as a result of more than 25 years of experience, starting on Madison Avenue, New York. At NYU, she took graduate courses in creative writing and promotional copywriting. Her talents meld into a smoothly blended mix of advertising, marketing, award-winning copywriting, creative concepts, and public relations practices & strategies that come together seamlessly. She has created original online and offline advertising, website content, press releases, articles, comedy skits, interviews, radio jingles & commercials, TV spots, video scripts, and short stories.

Linda Roxanne reinvented herself again in 2012, being the first to bring the "painting party" concept to the Bay Area with her Matisse & Merlot Painting Parties. She is still hosting these parties today by catering to Corporate Team Building clients. And all throughout these "day jobs" she has been singing occasionally – under the name Roxanne--blues, rock & roll, and standards.

She received two Monterey Bay Sammy Awards: Silver for copywriting in a print medium, and Bronze for a radio campaign. She was also awarded a US Utility Patent for a niche invention, The Ci-Garage ( Recently, she was the Health & Beauty writer for the monthly Los Gatos Magazine. Currently, Linda Roxanne is enjoying writing for a variety of websites and creating entertaining short stories. * 831-588-8767

    The text on this back cover was written by editor and curator of this collection of stories, Nancy Lynn Jarvis. Guess who it was written about?

      For more info, or Bulk Sales, please 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 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

Book: Santa Cruz Weird $14.95
Shipping & Handling: $5.95
CA Sales Tax 9%: ($1.35)
Total: $22.25

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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

Launch Event:    Vinnie Hansen is at the mic.

Jill Will
Singer/Songwriter Mira Goto
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