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COVER REVEAL: In the Middle

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“If this is a Wild place, shouldn’t it be more obvious? You could say that these are magic trees, covered in magic moss, growing out of magic dirt, and it’s all the same to me.” Bree asked, “Can’t you conjure up a pixie or a dragon, or at least a wisp of foxfire?”

“I’m afraid not, but we’re definitely in the Wilds,” said Jovan. “Since there’s a town nearby, I wouldn’t be surprised if this is a wake forest.”


“Wake,” Jovan corrected. “Like a ship’s wake. When colonists enter the land without making peace with the wilderness, the wild parts retreat. Only a little magic is left in its wake. Just enough to hide some surprises.”

“Nope, this isn’t wake.” Zane peered around the woods from Hobo’s saddle. “Whatever these people did when they settled, they did it right. Magic runs deep around here.”

—Byways #12, In the Middle: A Zane Johns Adventure

Tar Heels and Blue Devils. A feud on the fringes drags Zane’s teammates to opposite ends of town. Both sides are convinced Continue reading COVER REVEAL: In the Middle

COVER REVEAL: Beneath the Torch

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Ewan offered a weak smile. “Yes, miss?”

“You’re not Jovan.” Her surprise shifted into dazzling happiness, and she actually hugged him.

“N-no.” Beyond flustered, Ewan cleared his throat. “I do apologize, miss, but do I know you? I’m afraid I don’t remember ….”

“Ewan Johns!” she exclaimed.

“Yes, I’m Ewan.”

“I can’t believe how much you look like Jovan! All you need is a pair of glasses. And maybe a few ruffles.”

—Byways #11, Beneath the Torch: A Ewan Johns Adventure

Brothers in Beacon. Ewan’s and Zane’s teams have reached their shared waypoint, but Continue reading COVER REVEAL: Beneath the Torch

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Update! I’ve spent the last couple months deep in Liberty, wrapping up manuscripts for the next three Byways Books. Time to launching into editing mode! Meanwhile, the illustrations are coming along beautifully. This trio is momentous because with books #11, #12, and #13, we’ve now covered the thirteen original colonies! (And hey, did you notice that there’s a circle of 13 stars on the cover? Rangers also wear cloak pins with thirteen stars.) Look forward to Byways #11, Beneath the Torch: A Ewan Johns Adventure (NY), which is our first brother crossover, Byways #12, In the Middle: A Zane Johns Adventure (NC), and Byways #13, Among the Tents: A Ganix Johns Adventure (RI). They’ll be releasing this summer!