BUY NOW — Here are direct links to the most popular online bookstores
BUY NOW — Here are direct links to the most popular online bookstores
Silver Line is a fun graduation gift for a New Adult embarking on a college adventure — or for a college student wrapping up a busy year.
The story starts on a Boston campus where Jared is a journalism student and Alexa is on a poli-sci track. They accidentally discover they can revert to their former, older selves — a rugged miner and spirited dance hall girl living in an 1860s Colorado town.
Lured by the intensity of a mature relationship and the enticement of adventure, they continue to return, but in contemporary times, become consumed trying to find the missing art from the famous Gardner Museum heist. Here they meet a stalker, shady art dealers, and a homeless man who knows a lot. They finally realize that clues to the present lie in the past.
BUY NOW $9.99 paperback on Amazon. $5.99 for Kindle, Nook, iBooks. (Costs less than a car.)
April 9, 2019 — Jill C. Baker (and the Sutherland Series) will be participating in Reedsy’s Discovery Program for new and yet-to-be-discovered books. Tory Roof has already been submitted for review consideration. After May 28th, it will be included in the Discovery feed, at which time visitors can read a sample chapter and vote on the book. (Please do! The more upvotes we get, the better our chances for additional publicity). At that point, a link to our profile page (which I’m allowed to preview here) will go live. BTW, there is no cost to sign up for Reedsy Discovery. Would be a great way to get a jump on your summer reading selection. The site also offers many writing and publishing resources.
February 22, 2019
The Sudbury Publishing Group is pleased to debut Jill C. Baker’s Sutherland Series, available in paperback and ebook format for Kindle, Nook, Apple, and Android devices. These are works of historical fiction with a touch of paranormal to propel the plots — all of which interweave past and present, and end with a twist.
While each of these stories stands alone, they are connected by members of the Sutherland family, all of whom, enjoy a heightened sense of awareness and can traverse time.
Baker’s goal is to create an entertaining forum for guilt-free escape, giving intelligent readers permission to wonder, “What if?” She anticipates at least four books, each focused on a member of the Sutherland family. Baker is an accomplished copywriter and media marketer who has worked for publishing leaders such as Hearst and Harte-Hanks. Most recently, she was Director of Marketing for a digital publishing provider serving the magazine industry.
Her first book, Tory Roof (released October 2018) is a woman’s story – a lush account of love and adventure that challenges Sarah Sutherland’s marriage and pits logic against longing. In trying to sell a vintage home, Sarah encounters Terrence, a fiery Revolutionary War agitator posing as a Loyalist. She is drawn to him physically and emotionally. Stepping into the shoes of her former self, she becomes a resister, a writer, and a soon-to-be mother. Parallel plots unfold in the course of year, connecting contemporary New England to true events in 1765, a time when the rumblings of independence were stirring. Forced to reconcile her two realities, Sarah begins to doubt her mental stability and turns to a psychiatrist for help. She eventually learns the people around her are not as they seem and that her life is in danger. But first, she has something important to do.
Silver Line (released February 2019) picks up with Sarah’s son, Jared, who is heading to college in hopes of becoming an investigative reporter. He had always repressed his precognitive skills, thinking them an unfair advantage, but when he meets Alexa, they discover they can revert to their older, former selves — a rugged miner and beautiful dance hall girl, living in an 1860s Colorado town. Lured by the adventure and heat of a mature relationship, they continue to return – facing a flash flood, mining accident, robbery, claim jumping threat, and smallpox epidemic. In present time, Jared is consumed by the unsolved Gardner Museum heist, bent on finding the missing artwork for an article he is writing. Unintentionally, he draws Alexa into a world of stalkers, shady dealers, and street people, including a homeless man who had witnessed the heist. Determined to propose three strong theories to help solve the crime, Jared struggles to consolidate his thinking until he realizes that clues to the present lie in the past.
Learn about Absent, the third book, at jillcbakerauthor.com. A fourth title, Sassafras, is in development.
November, 2018 — In the upcoming months, I hope to meet many of you at author gatherings and book industry events. Happy to say, I now have bookmarkers to hand out. Good way to remember how to follow me. (Hope you will…)
The Sudbury Publishing Group is pleased to debut Jill C. Baker’s Sutherland Series, starting with Tory Roof. These are books of historical fiction that utilize a touch of paranormal to propel the plots — all of which connect past to present and end with a twist.
While each of these titles stands alone, they are connected by members of the Sutherland family, all of whom, via a series of mechanisms, can traverse time.
Baker’s goal is to create a forum for entertainment, escape, and imagination, giving the reader permission to ponder, “What if?”
Baker is an accomplished copywriter and media marketer who has been bent on trying her hand at long-form content. When asked about her target audience, she chuckles. “I’m not sure yet. I’m testing the water.”
Tory Roof, the first book, is a woman’s story – a lush, unfolding account of love and adventure that challenges Sarah Sutherland’s marriage and mental stability. In trying to sell a vintage home, she encounters Terrence, a fiery Revolutionary War agitator, and is drawn to him physically and emotionally. Sarah becomes a resister, a writer, and a mother. Parallel plots connect modern day New England to 1765 as Sarah tries to reconcile her two realities. She eventually learns that the people around her are not as they seem and that her life is in danger.
Silver Line picks up with Sarah’s son, Jared, who is heading to college in hopes of becoming an investigative reporter. When he meets Alexa, they discover they can slip back into their older, former selves – a rugged miner and beautiful dance hall girl, living in an 1860s Colorado town. Lured by the gritty lifestyle and intensity of a mature relationship, they return to the adventures of the old West while trying to solve a modern museum heist. Unlikely connections bring them to a stark conclusion — that clues to the present lie in the past.
Absent features Sarah’s husband, Carter, a mild-manner science teacher-turned-think-tank-executive, who unlike his family, does not possess extrasensory skills. He is partially color-blind and emotionally reserved, which prompts him to turn to a synesthete – a woman who sees words as colors – for help. She regresses him through 4 sensory-rich journeys that enhance his awareness and provide him with insight for a camouflage project at work. In the process, he stumbles upon something suspicious and a scheme that is more dangerous than he thought.
Get in the mood for a trip back in time by listening to 9 seconds of sound.
TORY ROOF is now available in paperback and ebook format through 7 online bookstores — accommodating Kindle, Nook, Apple, and Android devices. See the “Buy Now” page for direct linkes.
FREE CHAPTER SAMPLE: To check out Chapter 1, click here. (Viewable on most browsers and mobile devices.) For your convenience, you can purchase and share directly from within the sample.
This story is an easy but intelligent read. Ideal for busy women and working moms. Historically accurate in many ways, but pure fiction.