Celebrate the Month of Love

February is upon us, and with it, the stirrings of Valentine’s Day. This is a great time to work on publishing that memoir, family genealogy, romantic adventure, or book about a pastime you love. Think pets, flowers, kids, travel and collections.

If you don’t know where to start — or have started but don’t know how to finish — please reach out to SPG. We can help you refine your content, supplement it, style it, guide it through the production process, and bring it to market — or produce it in multiple formats for personal use.

Don’t you just love the idea that you don’t have to go it alone?

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

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

10 Tips for Working with an Editor

Working with an editor means putting your ego in your pocket. Like most authors, I take pride in my work, but I learned many years ago that every word I write is not a pearl of wisdom. Better to think about editing like film production – where some of the best scenes end up on the cutting room floor. I did find, however, that the writer-editor relationship is critical and can be made most comfortable through mutual respect and responsiveness. Here are a few tips: Make sure your copy is clean and readable before handing it over. Your editor is … Continue reading 10 Tips for Working with an Editor