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Local Publisher Turns 40 As Leader in Its Industry

PUBLISHED: Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Local Publisher Turns 40 As Leader In Its Industry




PEACHTREE CITY, GA, October 29, 2019 - Gallopade International, a children’s educational and book publishing company based in Peachtree City, celebrates its 40-year anniversary on October 31.  Founded by Carole Marsh Longmeyer in 1979, Gallopade provides K-8 social studies curriculum to schools across the nation, including more than 93% of Georgia counties. Gallopade Curriculum is widely used in Fayette and Coweta County schools. Company president, Michael Longmeyer, is a resident of Newnan, and former president (today Director of New Product Development) Michele Yother lives in Peachtree City.

Carole Marsh

Gallopade Curriculum
is a comprehensive print and digital social studies curriculum used in grades K-8 in Georgia schools. Gallopade also produces high-stakes social studies curricula for Louisiana, Virginia, Tennessee and Ohio.  With a strong focus on history, geography, biography, enrichment, testing, teacher training, and more. Gallopade has become one of the top educational publishers in the United States. The company has produced thousands of award-winning educational books, digital products, supplementary educational resources, and many series of fiction and non-fiction books for all ages. Gallopade is especially known for its fast response to educational needs such as information on key current events ranging from the 2001 World Trade Center bombing to the 2017 Solar Eclipse.  


Carole Marsh (writing as Carole Marsh and Carole Marsh Longmeyer) is the author of hundreds of books, including more than 100 mystery titles set in famous or historic locations, often featuring local children as characters. Real Kids! Real Places! can be found in classrooms, school and public libraries, bookstores, and museums.  


“These were the original Gallopade books,” says Marsh.  “They took me to all 50 states during almost 40 years of school visits, including to most local schools over the years.”  


The author was the 2007 Georgia Author of the Year. One of her books, Peachtree City Night Before Christmas was once featured on a large screen atop city hall and read aloud to crowds below by the mayor.  Marsh has also been featured in Fayette Woman magazine. 


“We love having our national headquarters in this area and have benefited from the wealth of local talent and the generous support of area teachers, librarians and booksellers.  When we celebrated our 20th anniversary here in 1999, we did not imagine all the amazing changes we would see in education and publishing, much less the milestone of year 40 and being a leader in our important industry." says the author.


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Gallopade International is located at 611 Highway 74 South, employs around 30 local people and uses many freelance writers and artists in the area.




About Carole Marsh Longmeyer: With more books on than any other author, more than 100 mysteries in print, and endless other fiction, as well as non-fiction titles to her name, this author is a mainstay in school and public libraries, museums, and bookstores. She has a knack for writing stories kids love about place kids want to go as evidenced by her enduring 40-year career.

About Gallopade International: For over 40 years, Gallopade has established itself as a premier source for children’s literature and educational content. Products include fiction and non-fiction books, activity books, maps, stickers, coloring books, social studies curriculum apps, and more. Visit to learn more.

Press Contact: For more information or to schedule author interviews or appearances, please contact:

Gabby Shaw | 770.631.4222 X43 |