Spring into Action

For those who live in seasonal regions, spring is almost upon us. You can feel it in the air and see it in the sprouts that are trying to push through still-frozen ground.

This is a great metaphor for those who want to write and publish. Now is an excellent time to gather those family photos and push them to the next stage: scanning images, pairing them with text, doing the research that documents your story. SPG can help with layout and production.

For aspiring authors, it’s time to dust off that draft, shake out the winter cobwebs, and polish it up. Wouldn’t it be nice to have your book idea in full bloom by summer?

Sudbury Publishing Group is a small company catering to those interested in self-publishing for personal or public enjoyment. SPG specializes in eclectic subjects, family histories, photography compendiums, and now, trade books.

Using a consultative approach to help new authors find their voice, SPG offers:

  • Industry experience in traditional print and new digital channels
  • Direct services or collaboration with an expansive talent pool
  • High quality. Professional standards. Reasonable costs.

There’s no need to look like a novice even if you are one.

Featured Books


TORY ROOF is a woman’s story – an unexpected romance and account of bravery – that pits logic against longing. The story takes Sarah Sutherland from the safety of her contemporary New England home into the arms of a fiery Revolutionary War agitator. In the process, she discovers her own independence and why she was chosen to traverse time. The present-day plot unfolds throughout the course of a year and dovetails with actual events in 1765. In trying to reconcile the two, Sarah learns that people around her are not who they seem, and that greed can infiltrate even the noblest agendas.


SILVER LINE follows a casual college couple who discovers they can revert to their former, older selves living as a miner and dancehall girl in a bawdy 1860s Colorado town. Jared Sutherland (Sarah’s son) had repressed these precognitive skills, until Alexa insists they are a gift. He finally agrees to use them to help solve a modern museum heist—and to travel back in time, lured by the romance of their alter-egos and adventures in the untamed West. Together, the twosome discovers that clues to the present lie in the past as their innocent attraction matures into something more.


ABSENT invites the average man – or the woman who loves one – to embark on a quest for self-improvement. When Carter Sutherland (Sarah’s husband and think tank executive) meets the lovely Tracee Green, a synesthete who sees words as colors, little does he know she will take him on four sensory-rich journeys that alter his black-and-white world. Regressed through several personas, past and future, he gains emotional intelligence and personal insight that helps him at work. But he also stumbles into black-market dealings and a situation he can’t escape.

The author often wondered what it would be like to simply disappear and do something else — thus the motivation for the Sutherland Series

Binding It Together

Author Podcast

Want a peek into the world of writing, self-publishing and social media book promotion? SPG author, Jill C. Baker, was interviewed by Boston marketing leader, Bob Cargill, for a podcast that first aired on March 5, 2019. Check it out: Here’s how it is introduced. A Few Words with Jill C. Baker March 5, 2019 Episode 57 – A Few Words with Jill C. Baker  The springboard for this episode with author, Jill. C. Baker, was her Sutherland Series books, each of which is centered (according to Jill’s website http://jillcbakerauthor.com/) “around the family of Sarah Sutherland – an average woman, a … Continue reading Author Podcast

Share Some Love: Praise for Support Systems

I’ll admit it. I write alone. I don’t like to discuss my ideas in advance, don’t like to ask opinions until I’m ready. I don’t let myself look too much at what others are doing, for fear of inadvertently lifting something. Neither do I co-write — although I understand the value of these collaborative things. Sure, when I’m ready, I turn to beta readers and editors, production teams and web gurus. At that point, I’m happy to share things with family and friends, and shamelessly tap the brains of those who know more than I do. Only recently, however, have … Continue reading Share Some Love: Praise for Support Systems