It's now been nearly a week since I left 'Da Big Apple and Book Expo America 2009 to promote MAGICIAN OF OZ.
So many memories and great experiences, and three full cameras still left to get developed. One of my oddest memories is a trashcan full of frogs.
I know it sounds odd, but we don't have a China Town in Terre Haute and a plastic trashcan full of live frogs is something you don't see everyday.
The subway was also an amazing experience. For a hundered year old system, it works remarkably well. Young Jamie Diggs, the new Royal Magician of Oz would be quite impressed, although I've heard a rumor that Oz has something that kinda' resembles the underground can in a tube.
One of the nicer sights I saw in New York City was a small public outdoor children's library located behind the New York Public Library.
Another fine sight, although it was borne out of tragedy was Strawberry Fields and the Imagine tribute to John Lennon. It brought out sad feelings and memories of my youth when The Beatles were the only music our house heard in the 60's.
Overall, the big trip to 'da Big Apple was awesome and I am glad for having gone. In case you're wondering why there is a countdown to the Summer Solstice on June 21, it's because the Summer Solstice is the official release date for the newest tale of wonder and fantasy in the land of Oz, MAGICIAN OF OZ by James C. Wallace II (that's me).
Look for it in a bookstore near you in merely days, or if you just can't wait, try this link at Lulu.com:
Long Live Oz!!!
James C. Wallace II
Royal Liaison to Princess Ozma
magicianofoz (Twitter id)