Est. 1993

Leapfrog Press

About us

Leapfrog Press was created to search out, publish, and market books that tell a strong story. Leapfrog began its life in Wellfleet, Mass., at the outer end of Cape Cod, in 1993. In 2008 we migrated to Falmouth, Mass., and in 2012 we made the move to Fredonia, N.Y., a town with a rich creative history and an equally rich present in the arts and science. Our list is eclectic and includes quality fiction, poetry, and nonfiction; books that are described by the large commercial publishers as midlist, and which we regard as the heart and soul of literature.

We’re always on the lookout for new talent. Some of our best writers have trouble placing their books with the conglomerate-owned publishing houses because their books are not perceived as best-seller material. We see ourselves as a home to new works by accomplished writers and works by those just starting out. We’re keenly aware that good writing is only the beginning. A successful book must be guided through its journey to reach the right audience.

Our publishing program includes paperback originals of adult, young adult and middle-grade fiction, and nonfiction. What we promise is writing that expands our webs of connection with other humans and the natural world; books that illuminate our complexities; tough, unsentimental books about our difficult and sometimes insanely funny choices in life and how we make them.

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The Leapfrog Family

Tobias Steed, president and publisher

Rebecca Cuthbert, managing editor

Mary Bisbee-Beek, publicity

James Shannon, book and web design

Shannon Clinton-Copeland, editorial and project management