Tag Archives: Character: Jovan Johns

COVER REVEAL: Through the Notches

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Jovan studied the blue line that zigzagged west. “I wonder if Grandfather had you in mind when he sketched this route across the map.”

At the heart of Liberty, towns were few and far between. Wide green land, low rolling hills, and a maze of hidden valleys—they marked the eastern boundary of a place where strange things had a way of happening. Magic thrived. Mythical beasts roamed free. No one had ever dared to map all of its mysteries. Not even the rangers who kept peace throughout the land.

“Uncle Vanek knows what I like,” said Zane, who was a great-nephew of Jovan’s grandfather. “He lived out there, didn’t he? During his ranger days.”

“Yes, but that’s a long way from here. In the deepest part of the Wilds.”

—Byways #9, Through the Notches: A Zane Johns Adventure

Wandering and Warning Signs. Zane Johns follows his nose into the sweet-smelling town of Sugar Hill. Continue reading COVER REVEAL: Through the Notches

CHIT-CHAT: Byways Bookmark

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Bookings and Bookmarks. I’m gearing up for my first school visit of the new year, hoping to inspire future authors. Since I write books, I know a thing or two about the stuff of stories. There’ll be a fair amount of stuff and nonsense, wit and world-building, and maybe even a pinch of pixie dust. All in all, I’m looking forward to a good day. And something I’m really excited to share: the brand new Byways bookmarks that arrived from the printer! Continue reading CHIT-CHAT: Byways Bookmark

FOLKS: Zane’s Team

Zane, Over the Bridge

“I did hear a rumor about a blacksmith down in Old Bridge who’s been wanting to travel to the western colonies. I thought we could check it out in the morning.”

“Guess so,” Zane replied. “But I don’t want them if they’re annoying.”

“What kind of person are we looking for?” Jovan asked.

“Someone quiet, who’ll do as they’re told.”

“Like me?”

Zane rolled his eyes. “You never do as you’re told.”

—Byways #3, Over the Bridge: A Zane Johns Adventure

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FOLKS: Jovan Johns

Byways Entries

 “Have you seen Zane?” asked Ian.

Laurel nodded to a blue bottle with a long neck on the windowsill. It held a cluster of winter roses. “He snuck those in earlier.”

“Are you sure it wasn’t Jovan? He strikes me as the thoughtful one.”

—excerpted from Byways, Book 1: On Your Marks

Jovan Johns is mild-mannered, bookish, peace-loving, and musical. Nobody understands why Jovan is best friends with Zane, but these cousins have been inseparable since childhood. Continue reading FOLKS: Jovan Johns