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…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)
C.J. Milbrandt Hannah Christenson (HannahChristenson.com) does my cover illustrations, the interior illustrations, and even my author portrait. She's amazing to work…moreHannah Christenson (HannahChristenson.com) does my cover illustrations, the interior illustrations, and even my author portrait. She's amazing to work with, and I agree that the results are beautiful!(less)
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