The Royal Magician of Oz Trilogy is a 3 volume tale of magic and wonder that recalls the cherished values of friendship, loyalty and courage. This timeless tale of Oz reminds us of the value of overcoming our deepest fears and conquering the challenges that might otherwise defeat us.

Volume One; Magician of Oz, Volume Two; Shadow Demon of Oz and Volume Three; Family of Oz are now available for your reading enjoyment, as well as The Ozian Adventure of Pickleless & Blu.

The Emerald Slippers of Oz
, featuring an Introduction by Roger S. Baum; great grandson of L. Frank Baum, as well as Tails of Oz are also
available for your reading enjoyment.

The newest adventure in Oz, entitled: Nomes of Oz is now available and fast becoming a best-seller in the Land of Oz.

All are available in both paperback and Kindle.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Once More, I Have Achieved My Goal For Nanowrimo!

This was the second year for me to participate in Nanowrimo, a month-long frenzy of writing with then pure goal of writing 50,000 words or more in the 30-day month of November.

Last year, I achieved that goal and wrote Shadow Demon of Oz. This year, I focused on a series of short stories and such as my effort towards winning Nanowrimo.

As of today, November 29, 2010, I made it to 52,784 words!!!

Now, the editing begins amongst the holidays and such...

Monday, November 15, 2010

Another Loss Of Friends

Anyone who has been reading my blog for any length of time knows that I have jones for the auction and all things auctionee, so to speak.

It's not the stuff that I find at these gatherings, nor the thrill of a winning bid, or even the fun of the Ringman, which I do on a regular basis.

No... it's the people I meet there, time and time again.

They bring a unique perspective and a passion that shows up in the oddest ways and is eerily similar to the passion that Oz imbues in folk.

In 4 days, I have lost two dear friends from the auction and it saddens me greatly.

John was one whom I knew from Prairie Creek Auctions in Vigo county, Indiana. He was in his mid-50's, suffered from Diabetes and had one leg. I loved him dearly and we had a running gag about him leaving his leg at home. His wife, who worked at KFC, would sometimes bring me a small container of mashed potatoes and gravy.

Hmmm.. Them's good mashed potatoes and gravy!!!

Betty was a kindly little old lady in her early 90's who attended Shadow Auction Barn here in town. She would come in a wheelchair and had a little slot in the seating across from the snack bar where she sat and bid on anything with roses on it... and fake plants.

That woman loved fake plants. Her front porch was a jungle of plastic leaves, flowers and branches.

If you've read my second book, Shadow Demon of Oz, you'll recognize her as one of the characters at the Umbra Auction Barn.

Both will be missed greatly by family, friends (myself included), and anyone who ever came across their paths.

The Shifting Sands welcome another pair of souls into Oz...

James C. Wallace II

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Once More, The Wizard of Oz Shows Up At The Auction!

The other day, I found another Wizard of Oz book from the mid-50's that included this wonderful illustration.

The other nice thing about this particular edition of the Wizard of Oz was that it was an unabridged edition, meaning that the Queen of the Field Mice, the Kalidahs, China Country and all the other unique aspects of Oz were not cut out for the sake of brevity and cost-cutting.

Revision: Serendipity intervened today and directed me towards Bill Campbell's The Oz Enthusiast blog site where he gave some great information about this particular volume.

Her Majesty, Princess Ozma is very pleased indeed!!!

James C. Wallace II
Royal Liaison to Princess Ozma

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Madness Of Nanwrimo Begins Anew!!!

Once more, I have begun the daunting task of participating in Nanowrimo;

a month-long marathon writing session designed to expel the demons of our minds onto reams of paper, although in today's culture, that would be virtual paper.
Nonetheless, I take up once more the challenge and take the virtual pen to virtual paper in an attempt to make my dream realities for all to see...
and hopefully enjoy!
Already, the monsters of my brain reach out to speak to me and task me with making them show themselves!!!!