C.J. Milbrandt

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C. J. Milbrandt has always believed in miracles, especially small ones. A lifelong bookworm with a love for fairy tales, far-off lands, and fantasy worlds, CJ began spinning adventures of her own on the advice of a dear friend. Her family-friendly stories mingle humor and whimsy with a dash of danger and a touch of magic.

The Galleries of Stone trilogy [A magic master sculptor of Pred descent and the only Flox boy with the nubs to take his hand. Epic fantasy for all ages, 13+.]

Byways Books [Ewan, Zane, and Ganix take sibling rivalry to new lengths as they race each other across their homeland. Chapter books for young readers, beginning around age 6, escalating into middlegrade.]

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C.J. Milbrandt If I added a fourth book to the trilogy, it wouldn't be a trilogy anymore! (Not that I don't love me a good quartet.) However, I do have plans, and th…moreIf I added a fourth book to the trilogy, it wouldn't be a trilogy anymore! (Not that I don't love me a good quartet.) However, I do have plans, and there is a future for the Meadowsweets and Harrows from Galleries of Stone. I'm in the midst of writing a second trilogy. Journeymen of Stone, Book 1 doesn't have a set release date yet, but I can tell you the title—Farley.(less)
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To give his younger brother a better chance at being adopted by a nice family, Owen runs away from the orphanage and happens upon a strange sight. A huge boat on the river is carrying a whole circus. One thing leads to another, and Owen joins the cre ...more
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Poppy's whole family (of deer mice) abides by the rules of Mr. Ocax, a great horned owl, who claims to be protecting them from threats in the surrounding woods. But when Poppy narrowly escapes being killed by Mr. Ocax, she's marked for death. Meanwhi ...more
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“Have a little faith in your sons. This journey will be the making of them.”
C.J. Milbrandt, On Your Marks: The Adventure Begins

“Let your boys test their wings. They may not be eagles, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't soar free.”
C.J. Milbrandt, On Your Marks: The Adventure Begins

“Ganix didn't need to make friends. Everyone was a friend!”
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“Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.”
Sir Francis Bacon

“Have a little faith in your sons. This journey will be the making of them.”
C.J. Milbrandt, On Your Marks: The Adventure Begins

“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”
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“Let your boys test their wings. They may not be eagles, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't soar free.”
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