Who We Are ... and Why!
The world of book publishing is changing fast — and the development of new, more accessible ways to print, publish, and promote books has created exciting new options for writers, illustrators, and book designers. Long Stride Books is a collaborative of three such professionals.
We’re based in Montpelier, Vermont, and our books are distributed nationwide by Small Press United, a division of the Independent Publishers Group of Chicago. Long Stride began in 2012 by publishing the newest works of Doug Wilhelm, a Vermont author of 14 books for young readers. Our next title is Treasure Town, Doug's “bridge into reading” book for second and third graders, illustrated by Sarah-Lee Terrat. Its upcoming publication in April 2015 was made possible by a successful Kickstarter campaign.
We hope to expand, sales and resources permitting, to bring out the works of more independent creators.
Publisher & Page Designer
Tim runs Newcomb Studios, a graphic design shop in Montpelier that specializes in producing books and other printed publications. He’s also an editorial cartoonist whose work is a regular feature in the newsweekly Seven Days of Burlington, Vt.
Tim’s cartoons, commenting mostly on Vermont issues, public affairs, and daily living, are collected in two books that he previously published: A Gaggle of Governors, 2008, and Vermont Subversions, 1998.
Art Director & Illustrator
Sarah-Lee is a fulltime independent artist in Waterbury Center, Vt. whose work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New York Times Magazine, and Print Magazine.
She was one of the original members Ben & Jerry’s design department, back when it was two artists at their drawing tables in a converted closet. Also a former illustrator for King Features Syndicate, she now specializes in book illustration, murals, and “painted things,” and she designs silly toys for pets and children.
Editor and Author
Doug’s previous books for young readers were published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Macmillan, Scholastic, Bantam Doubleday Dell, and Chooseco. He is a fulltime independent writer in Weybridge, Vt., and his novel The Revealers (FSG, 2003/Macmillan’s Square Fish, 2011), which deals with bullying, has been the focus of reading and discussion projects in well over 1,000 middle schools.
True Shoes, Doug’s 2012 sequel to The Revealers, was the first book brought out by Long Strides, which next published his The Prince of Denial in 2013.