As a child, I too read the many tales of OZ that were written by L.Frank Baum, Royal Historian of OZ. Like many of you, I was drawn to the timeless and cherished values of friendship, loyalty, and drawing upon one's inner courage against all odds.
Lately, those values have been in decline as the world has become a more cynical, skeptical place to grow up in.
Princess Ozma, Ruler of OZ has watched this decline for the last hundred years and felt deep sorrow and anguish. The children of the world have drifted slowly away from those values she felt were most important and has sought to find a way to bring them back.
I was chosen as her Royal Liaison due in part to my background, which covers nearly 25 years in children's education, curriculum development and implementation, including experience working for the world’s largest children's museum; The Children's Museum of Indianapolis.
She has asked only that I tell the tale of her Royal Magician and his own struggles against his inner fears as well as the onslaught of Evil and tyranny which sought revenge against her dear friend, Nick Chopper, who many of you may also know as the Tin Woodsman.
To that end, I ask all who love OZ and what it represents to spread the word and assist me in bring this timeless tale to the children of the world, as well as all fans of OZ, young and old alike.