A lawyer pro per may not be entitled to the fees, but how about a non-lawyer? Any law supports your answer?
California's Civil Discovery Act supports the answer. There is no provision for reimbursement to pro per litigants for time spent on discovery motions. Sorry.
The book "Win your lawsuit" actually suggests pro per to ask for the sanctions, not just the filing fees. The book is wrong then?
Yes, if it says that you can collect them in California.