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.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Logo Image for Shadow Demon of Oz

When I started this whole process last year, one of my goals was to provide a sort of logo image, or illustration for each volume of the Magician of Oz series.

My good friend, Suzi Overton, whom I have named The Good Witch of Haute has kindly agreed to provide an image/illustration for each book and I was very pleased with her efforts for the Magician of Oz's logo illustration. It was meant to convey the sense of the tree's role in this part of the overall storyline.



Now she has come through once again and given me a wonderful illustration of the Oz logo featuring her interpretation of the Shadow Demon's role in the story.



I couldn't be more pleased with her efforts. I feel as though she has captured the flowing essence of Evil which is the Shadow Demon.

Some have criticized my decision to feature the villain of each of my stories as an illustration but I feel this helps to give each of my stories their own emotional image.

Time will tell if I have made the proper decision but, as always, I stand by my choices and trust time and the opinions of the children who read my work to make their own judgment.

James C. Wallace II
Royal Liaison to Princess Ozma

Monday, February 15, 2010

Cover Art for Shadow Demon of Oz

It's been awhile since my last posting as I have been heavily involved in working towards new legislation to correct a loophole in our state law.

Justice for Heavenlee!!!

With most of the elements now in place, I have been able to refocus on getting book two, Shadow Demon of Oz ready for publication. In particular, I have been concentrating on the cover art, which was a bit of an issue for book one, Magician of Oz.
In my defense, I made the choice for the cover of Magician of Oz based solely on price. The cover design was a stock image provided by Lulu.com at no cost and, given that I was monetarily challenged at the time (I still am!), it seemed the proper choice. Despite some harsh criticism regarding the blandness of the cover, I stand by my decision. When we go to hardback, I will work on having a better cover.

Now on to Shadow Demon of Oz and its cover. I was very fortunate to meet Dennis and Linda Anfuso last year at the Chesterton Wizard of Oz Festival in Chesterton, Indiana. He offered to assist me in designing a cover for Shadow Demon of Oz and the results speak for themselves.



I only wish I possessed the talent Dennis does. As it stands, this will be the cover for Shadow Demon of Oz. We are nearly finished with the back cover, which will be very simple and more about story description and such.

The editing is done, the PDF formatting is done, the marketing elements are in place. Overall, Shadow Demon of Oz is on track for its Vernal Equinox, March 21st release date.

In addition, several book signing and appearances are already scheduled, including a lovely event at the Joliet Historical Museum in Joliet, Illinois on April 11.

THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ Spring Luncheon Event

I'm also hoping to work out details for a book signing/appearance in Canton, Ohio in July as part of an Oz Musical being staged by the local theater there. More details to follow as they become finalized.

After a very unpleasant end of the year/beginning of the year, things have settled down and the work of fulfilling Princess Ozma's Royal Command moves forward. I hope she will be pleased with my progress.

James C. Wallace II
Royal Liaison to Princess Ozma