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Below you’ll find links to sample book pages, representing variety in recent work. Both cover and interior design are by Studio E Books, except as noted.
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Santa Barbara and Santa Barbarans

The Santa Barbara County Courthouse
Valley Animals
The Best Last Place
From My Hands to Yours
Silver Tongue

The Santa Barbara County Courthouse

Patricia Gebhard & Kathryn Masson, photographs by James Chen
(Daniel & Daniel, 2001) Architecture. Large-format paperback, color photos; limited edition in hardcover.

Valley Animals:
True Stories about the Animals and People of California's Santa Ynez Valley

Brooks Firestone (Fithian Press, 2010) Stories. Paperback original, illustrations.

The Best Last Place: A History of the Santa Barbara Cemetery

David Petry (Olympus Press, 2006) History. Large-format hardcover, color photos.

From My Hands to Yours

Monty Roberts, illustrated by Jean Abernethy. (Monty & Pat Roberts, Inc., 2002; 2nd ed. 2007; Spanish ed. 2004)
Equestrian training manual. Hardcover, color photos, drawings; limited edition in leather w/slipcase.

Silver Tongue: Secrets of Mr. Santa Barbara

Steven Crandell (Quinn, Rose, Elliot & Ellery, 2007) Memoir. Hardcover & paperback, photos. Cover by Karen Owens.

 

California's Knight on a Golden Horse
I'm Shy Boy
Everything Be Okay
Unjust by Coincidence
Explorations
Tubes of Time

California's Knight on a Golden Horse:
Dwight Murphy and the Santa Barbara Renaissance

Edward A. Hartfeld (Dwight Murphy Memorial Project, 2007) History. Hardcover, color photos.

I'm Shy Boy

Monty Roberts (Monty & Pat Roberts, Inc., 2010) Young Adult. Hardcover, color and b/w illustrations.

Everything Be Okay

Neal Crosbie (Little Dry Creek Press, 2007) Art/cartoons. Paperback original, drawings.

Unjust by Coincidence

Loretta Redd (Crisis NavigationPress, 2012) Mystery. Paperback original.

Explorations: Sacred Places and Inner Spaces

Erline Dessie Goodell (Fithian Press, 2010) Poetry. Paperback original, illustrations.

Tubes of Time

Edwin Shaw (Pelican Wind Press, 2012) Novel in verse. Paperback original.

New and Recent

The Sacramento: A Transcendent River
Distilled Stories
The Man Who Gave Away His Organs cover image
Muzzled Oxen cover
Times and Tides of Tuberculosis
The Last Person to See Farrokh

The Sacramento: A Transcendent River

Bob Madgic (River Bend Books, 2013) Natural history. Large format hardcover, color and b/w photos.

Distilled Stories

Capra Press, ed. (Capra Press, 2013) Nonfiction, spirits. Paperback original.

The Man Who Gave Away His Organs

Richard Michael Levine (Capra Press, 2015) Stories.. Paperback original.

Muzzled Oxen

Genevieve Grant Sadler (Butler Center Books, 2014) Memoit, photos. Paperback original.

Times and Tides of Tuberculosis

Thomas M. Daniel (Fithian Press, 2013) Nonfiction. Paperback original.

The Last Person to See Farrokh

Farrokh Nazerian (Osborne Publications, 2012) Play. Hardcover.

 

Flashes of Lightning
Your Life is In Your Hands
Attachment Play
The Money Ride
The Return to Judaism
Hoopin' It Up

Flashes of Lightning

Neil Tarpey (Fithian Press, 2016) Short stories. Paperback original.

Your Life is In Your Hands

Kay Packard (Pioneer Press, 2015) Palm readin. Paperback original, illustrated.

Attachment Play

Aletha J. Solter, Ph.D. (Shining Star Press, 2013) Child-rearing. Paperback original.

The Money Ride

William K. Busch (Kala Publishing, 2010) Financial lliteracy. Paperback original, illustrated. Cover design by Doug Burgett.

The Return to Judaism

Sandra Cumings Malamed (Fithian Press, 2010) Judaica. Hardcover, photos.

Hoopin’ It Up

Jimmy Salazar (J.S. Grip, 2008, 2nd Edition 2011) Fishing. Paperback original, photos.

Perseverance Press Mysteries

Death Deals a Hand
Tipping the Valet
The Color of Light
Bit Player
How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries
The Last Full Measure

Death Deals a Hand

Janet Dawson (Perseverance Press, 2016) Mystery. Paperback original.

Tipping the Valet

K.K. Beck (Perseverance Press, 2015) Mystery. Paperback original.

The Color of Light

Wendy Hornsby (Perseverance Press, 2014) Mystery. Paperback original.

Bit Player

Janet Dawson (Perseverance Press, 2011) Mystery. Paperback original.

How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries

Kathy Lynn Emerson (Perseverance Press, 2008) Writing guide. Paperback original.
Agatha Award, Best Nonfiction. Anthony and Macavity awards nominee.

The Last Full Measure

Hal Glatzer (Perseverance Press, 2006) Mystery. Paperback original, photos.

Dr. Bhagat Singh Thind

Doctorji
Sansar Rogi Nam Daru
The Science of Breathing and Glands
Winners and Whiners
Soul Celestial
The Enlightened Life

Doctorji: The Life, Teachings, and Legacy of Dr. Bhagat Singh Thind

Amanda de la Garza (David Thind, Publisher, 2010) Spirituality. Hardcover. Color photos. Dust jacket by Clark Walker.

Sansar Rogi Nam Daru

Dr. Bhagat Singh Thind (David Thind, Publisher, 2009) Spirituality. Hardcover. Dust jacket by Clark Walker.

The Science of Breathing and Glands

Dr. Bhagat Singh Thind (David Thind, Publisher, 2009) Spirituality/yoga. DVD and booklet. Cover by Karen Owens.

Winners and Whiners in This Whirling World

Dr. Bhagat Singh Thind (David Thind, Publisher, 2005) Spirituality. Hardcover. Dust jacket by Clark Walker.

Soul Celestial

Dr. Bhagat Singh Thind (David Thind, Publisher, 2006) Spirituality. Hardcover. Dust jacket by Clark Walker.

The Enlightened Life

Dr. Bhagat Singh Thind (David Thind, Publisher, 2004) Spirituality. Hardcover. Dust jacket by Clark Walker.

Older Favorites

Lixia of Gold Mountain
Keeping Warm
The Road to Paradise
Who Is My Mother?
151 Myths of Everyday Science

Lixia of Gold Mountain

Clara Stites, illustrated by Penny Brewer (Fithian Press, 2003) California history, young adult. Paperback original, drawings.

Keeping Warm

Max Schott (John Daniel & Company, 2004) Essays, literary criticism. Paperback original.

The Road to Paradise

Robert Emmons (Capra Press, 2003) Poetry. Oversize hardcover, color photos, slipcase.

Who Is My Mother?

Eric D. Svendsen (Calvary Press, 2001) Christian apologetics (scholarly). Paperback original.

151 Myths of Everyday Science

Arthur Furst (Privately printed, 2002) Popular science. Paperback original.

 

Generous Helpings
Postcards from the Moon
Steinbeck Remembered
Black I (Eye) on America
The Magic Makeover
Solo Dolci

Generous Helpings

John M. Daniel (Shoreline Press, 2001) Short stories. Paperback original.

Postcards from the Moon

William Steinkellner (John Daniel & Co., 2000) Novelty. Paperback original, photos.

Steinbeck Remembered

Audry Lynch (Fithian Press, 2000) Memoir/interviews. Paperback original, photos.

Black I (Eye) on America

Samori Touré Swygert (Rekindle the Heart, 2007) Poetry. Paperback original.

The Magic Makeover

Lynda Millner (Fithian Press, 1997) Fashion. Oversize paperback original, illustrated.

Solo Dolci: The Italian Dessert Cookbook

Anna Bruni Benson, illustrated by Sumista Brahm, photographs by Sean Hise (Fithian Press, 1996) Cooking. Hardcover, drawings, color photos.

 

Words (I Have Tried) to Live By
Our Rude Tongue
Step By Step
Santa Ynez Valley Secrets
Memories from a Russian Kitchen
Annals of the Sunset Club

Words—I Have Tried—to Live By

C. Robert Gates (Privately printed, 2000) Anthology. Hardcover.

Our Rude Tongue

Jerry Vanley, ed. (Joshua Odell Editions, 2000) Poetry anthology. Paperback original.

Step by Step

Jane Honikman (Postpartum Support International, 2000) Workbook. Spiral wire binding.

Santa Ynez Valley Secrets

Pat Murphy (Burham Press, 2nd ed. rev., 1999) Local interest nonfiction. Hardcover & paperback, photos.

Memories from a Russian Kitchen

Rosalie Sogolow, ed., illustrated by Bonnie Stone (Fithian Press, 1996) Judaica/Cookery. Hardcover, drawings; paperback reprint 1997. Cover by Bonnie Stone.

Annals of the Sunset Club of Los Angeles Vol. VII, Centennial Edition

Members of the Sunset Club (Privately printed, 1995) Anthology. Hardcover, photos.

 

Of making many books, there is no end...
—Ecclesiastes 12:12