This holiday season, give the gift of guilt-free escape 

May your holidays be joyous and bright. For your convenience, here are direct links to online stores, right from the author’s site.

Here’s a link to the ebook series on Amazon.


After a year away (due to COVID), the Colonial Faire and Fyfe & Drum Muster was back in action at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn in Sudbury, MA, at the end of September. Sudbury Publishing Group was happy to have a booth again — selling books, talking shop, and offering framed illustrations from vintage publications.

We lucked into a crystal clear day and met the most fascinating people, including an engraver from Edes & Gill, one of the oldest printing companies in America.



Author Jill C. Baker explains why this was an uncanny connection to her first book, #ToryRoof.


Here are a few other images from the day that brought history to life.


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TORY ROOF continues to garner strong, thoughtful reviews. We particularly like the most recent one:

Top reviews from the United States

Amazon Customer

Reviewed in the United States on March 29, 2021

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IBPA Features SPG in Member Spotlight

We’re very excited about this article that ran in the Independent Book Publishers Association newsletter, October 8, 2020. In it, we share some of our favorite local, low-cost marketing tactics, and we address questions posed by IBPA Member Liaison representative, Christopher Locke.

Recent Non-Fiction Releases


Sudbury Publishing Group is pleased to announce its first non-fiction title: Nelson M. Baker, 19th Century Genealogist, A Family Album and its companion, Nelson M. Baker, 19th Century Genealogist, School Papers.

For anyone interested in family history, keepsakes, and Cartes de Visite, this is a wonderful compilation of images and documentation that covers the span of several generations. These are particularly relevant to anyone descending from the Baker line.

Editor Jonathan W. Baker shares some personal insight.

Nelson M. Baker published the Genealogy of the Descendants of Edward Baker in 1867. To this day, that volume is the definitive genealogy for the descendants of Edward Baker. This volume is a group of Carte de Visite of Nelson M Baker and his siblings, his parents, his father’s siblings, and his grandmother on his father’s side. These images come from a satchel that was in the attic of the Baker homestead in Lafayette, N.Y. and were turned over, in the 1970s, to the local historian, J.Roy Dodge. He held onto the satchel waiting for any descendant to reach out to him. I connected with Mr. Dodge accidentally, by calling the Lafayette Public Library and was put in touch with Mr. Dodge, who graciously allowed me to copy and publish this book.

ACCESS DIRECT ONLINE STORE LINKS from our Books page. Nelson Baker/A Family Album is a color paperback and color ebook. School Papers is BW.


Jill C Baker is a
See the Goodreads review of our latest release, ABSENT.



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 Interview Answers Questions from Aspiring Writers

February 2021 — SPG author, Jill C. Baker, decided to do something different. She interviewed herself in order to address the many questions she receives about the writing process and book publication. Seeing this as a resource for professionals, she posted it on Linked In, rather than on her own website. Perhaps you will find it helpful.  

Where do you get ideas?

December 2020 SPG author Jill C. Baker tackled this topic in a recent blog on her site. In a post called “Summoning the Genie,” she describes how the mundane task of polishing an old nutcracker doorstop, revealed long-buried memories and led to multiple story ideas. Take a read and let your mind wander.