SPG/Tory Roof Named Finalist in Literary Fiction 

Sudbury Publishing Group and author Jill C. Baker (Tory Roof) are honored to have been named a Finalist in Literary Fiction by the Independent Publishers of New England in their 6th annual Book Awards competition. Entries were judged by librarians and industry professionals, and winners were announced at their November 2nd conference.

Tory Roof is available as a paperback on Amazon and as an ebook on Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Gardners, Google Play Books, Kobo, and Scribd.  Enjoy the first chapter on Reedsy Discovery. You’ll find Tory Roof under Historical Fiction. 

SPG continues to advertise at the Fine Arts Theatre Place in Maynard, MA, making the season bright and giving movie-goers an easy, affordable gift idea.


With New Year’s upon us, why not make it a resolution to pursue that publishing dream of yours? We are available for a call, consult, or hands-on assistance.

Here’s to an exciting 2020… or as we like to say: Season’s Readings!



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

Just a Reminder: Books Make Great Gifts!

  Ever think about the attributes of a book, whether in print or digital format? Books have a lot going for them. They’re portable. Non-perishable. Non-caloric.  Easy to give. Nice to share. Generally affordable compared to other items of value. Books can be personalized with a message, passed along, saved for a rainy day — and they can bail you out when you forgot to get you aunt/boss/neighbor a holiday gift! Buy Now. Direct links provided to 7 online stores.  

New England Authors Expo 2019

      On June 29th, we had a nice opportunity to meet fellow authors and publishers, as well as readers, at the New England Authors Expo. The event was held at a new venue this year — the Hartleb Technology Center on the Northern Essex Community College campus in Haverhill, MA. One of the things we had at our booth was a loop of “visual excerpts.” These we built by creating screens/jpegs of text and images either taken directly from the book (as the cover images, seen above) as well as photos fitting to to the theme. We thought … Continue reading New England Authors Expo 2019