SALE: Byways Book #4

Byways Entries

Free Day! Just a quick note to let you know that one of my e-books is currently FREE! I publish family-friendly fantasy under my maiden name—C. J. Milbrandt. In the Byways books, I tell the story of three brothers who take sibling rivalry to new lengths by racing each other across their homeland. Geared for young readers, the stories are full of the sorts of things I enjoy: mythical creatures, quirky folks, kind deeds, loyal friends, and a touch of magic. If you homeschool (like we do), you’ll also appreciate the educational twist. Each book is tied to a state, and I make a game of weaving people, places, icons, and claims to fame from that state throughout the story.

Today, you can nab Byways Book #4, which is tied to the fourth state to be ratified—Georgia! Up the Mountain: A Ganix Johns Adventure finds the youngest Johns brother at his fourth waypoint, but is he the tortoise or the hare? The upcoming peach blossom festival sounds like fun, so he decides to stay. But one little accident leads to big trouble, and it’s up to Ganix to make things right.

Byways Free Day, 04 Up the Mountain

Haven’t read the first three books? Don’t worry about it. Although there is an over-arcing plot, each story makes sense on its own.  They’re largely episodic since … I know my kids would always just grab whatever book was on the shelf at our local library.

Find out more about the Byways books (and my other fantasy tales) at

Up the Mountain: A Ganix Johns Adventure >>

3 thoughts on “SALE: Byways Book #4

  1. Arian says:

    Homeschooling is very unusual where I’m from. I’ve only ever met one family who did, and from my quite likely mistaken point of view, it looked as if their aim was to ensure that their children did *not* learn certain things. I had very grave doubts about both the children’s future ability to deal with people unlike themselves and their prospects for future employment anywhere aside from their parents’ business.

    A standard high school curriculum involves, say, ten teachers each imparting their specialist knowledge to their students. How do one mother and/or one father who are not trained teachers keep all that same knowledge in their heads? :?


    • Jesslyn says:

      I’m homeschooled and my parents are very big on education so I had really good curriculum. My parents either just have the knowledge from past experience/homeschooling my other four siblings or they’ll look up what they don’t know. Also, the curriculum is like a review so they don’t really forget. Haha. In response to your other statement, it was probably just the parents/kid because the homeschooled people I know know how to interact with people of all ages and have jobs. Some of which have pretty high paying jobs.


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