Byways: Hometown Challenge

Byways, for the website

Hometown Challenge

CJ has always loved sending and receiving mail, so she’s issuing a special challenge to readers everywhere. When you mail her a postcard from your hometown, she’ll send back a postcard from the brothers. If your hometown doesn’t have their own postcards, one from your home state, nearby city, or local historical site is fine and dandy. [International readers can play along, too.]

1) For this to work, you’ll need to include a return address on your postcard.
2) If you tell CJ which brother you hope will win the race, she’ll add his stamp to your postcard.
3) Your postcard may be featured on a future “Mailbag” blog post.
4) CJ will add a pin for your hometown to the big map that hangs near her favorite writing spot.

 The postcard you’ll get back in the mail is special. You can only get one by taking part in the Hometown Challenge. To claim yours, send your postcard to…

C. J. Milbrandt
P. O. Box 23053
San Diego, CA 92193

Hometown Shout-outs

 States are listed in order of ratification, just like the books.

[DE] •
[PA] •  Pittsburgh  •
[NJ] •
[GA] •
[CT] •
[MA] •
[MD] •  Assateague Island National Seashore  •
[SC] •
[NH] •
[VA] •
[NY] •
[NC] •
[RI] •
[VT] •
[KY] •
[TN] • Hermitage •
[OH] •
[LA] •
[IN] •
[MS] •
[IL] •
[AL] •
[ME] •  Augusta  •
[MO] •
[AR] •
[MI] •
[FL] •
[TX] •
[IA] •
[WI] • Manitowoc •
[CA] • San Diego •
[MN] • Scandia •
[OR] •
[KS] •
[WV] •
[NV] •
[NE] •
[CO] •
[ND] •
[SD] •
[MT] •
[WA] • Seattle [post] •
[ID] •
[WY] •
[UT] •
[OK] •
[NM] •
[AZ] •
[AK] •
[HI] •
[Elsewhere] • Armidale, NSW, Australia [post]


20 thoughts on “Byways: Hometown Challenge

  1. I went to buy a postcard for this, but there were so many interesting ones that I bought eight. :) So they’ll arrive in a small padded bag. I forgot to include who I was barracking for on the accompanying note, but it’s Ewan.


    1. *sigh* I should have taken the padded bag to Sydney with me; I came home and found it still unposted. So it’s not lost en route: it just hasn’t left yet. I’ll try and have it dispatched tomorrow…


      1. Right, it’s on its way. My husband made sure they put a stamp on it instead of just a postal label, because he said stamps were a lot more interesting. But apparently this particular stamp wasn’t all *that* exciting. There are eight interesting pictures inside, though.


  2. Oh, I definitely need to read your Galleries of Stone series! I already love the Threshold series and your Byways books. =)

    My little sisters and I sent you some postcards for the hometown challenge from where we currently live, in WA, since we move a lot and don’t have a hometown. Hope you like them! =)



    1. Oh, I do hope you’ll pick up Galleries of Stone. If you have PayPal, I could send you a signed set.

      I checked my PO box last week, and there weren’t any postcards yet. I’ll check again on Monday. <3


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