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.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Return of the Hometown Oz Author!‏

           West Virginia native James C. Wallace II (that would be me!) leaves the Land of the Hoosiers and returns to his hometown of Huntington, West Virginia just in time to attend the 7th Annual West Virginia Hot Dog Festival on July 30th, 2011.
            I will be introducing my hometown of Huntington to my latest children’s book, Family of Oz, which features Stewart’s Original Hot Dogs as one of the ingredients of the story. Stewarts’s Original Hot Dogs were a cherished memory of my youth and as such, I felt compelled to immortalize them in the Land of Oz. They are also the creator of and an ongoing sponsor of the West Virginia Hot Dog Festival.
            Family of Oz is the third and final volume of the Royal Magician of Oz Trilogy and completes the saga of young Jamie Diggs and his coronation as the new Royal Magician to Princess Ozma; Sovereign Ruler of Oz.
            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 and will be featured during my appearance.
 I am currently working on my 5th book in the Oz and/or Wonderland series. #5 is a spin-off of Family of Oz and is called The Ozian Adventure of Pickleless and Blu, all about Nicholas Pickleless (a pickle farmer who hates pickles) and Aadon Blu (the Caretaker of the Pinwheel Fields). The Royal Magician of Oz Trilogy is based on the written works of L. Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919) and include The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1899).
            I will be speaking out on issues of Oz, literacy and my lifetime of experiences working with youth. Blending decades of experience, both professionally and as a parent & grandparent, with those around me, I will also speak out in encouragement of the youth in attendance and promote the values of literacy which influenced my life, including the vision of the Royal Historian, L. Frank Baum’s and his Land of Oz.

Cabell County Public Library Appearance

            In addition to my appearance at the 7th Annual West Virginia Hot Dog Festival on Saturday, July 30th, I will also make a minor journey down the road of red brick to make an appearance at the Cabell County Public Library at 11am, that same morning to promote youth literacy and support the library of my youth. More info can be found at http://cabell.lib.wv.us/ .
 
Biography

            Originally a native of Huntington, West Virginia, I currently live in Terre Haute, Indiana with my wife Amanda. We have been married more than 26 years, with a herd of 5 children and 12 grandchildren. My background covers over 26 years in children's education, including experience working for the world's largest children's museum; The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, where I was the Planetarium Educator for SpaceQuest Planetarium. In addition to children's books about Oz, I was recognized by NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF) as a leading developer of web-based educational games, educational exhibit design, curriculum development and implementation. In addition, I am involved in the DiscoverHover program, which is an educational program developing and utilizing hovercraft in a unique and fun way.
I now serve as the Royal Liaison to Princess Ozma; Sovereign Ruler of Oz and endeavors to fulfill Her royal command to tell the tale of Her newest Royal Magician to the children of the Great Outside.

For more info and updates, please contact:
James C. Wallace II
Royal Liaison to Princess Ozma
CEO/ Scientia Est Vox Press
            magicianofoz@hotmail.com

Friday, July 8, 2011

The Purse of the Wicked Witch of the West!

So, I'm sitting at home yesterday, checking out Facebook as I occasionally do during the day when this conversation comes along on a group I follow called Wizard Of Oz Collectors United!. They were discussing something about a "waist satchel" on the Wicked Witch of the West.
Well, being an author of Oz books, I'm usually pretty knowledgeable about the 1939 MGM The Wizard of Oz movie and so this got my attention. 
Anyways, after a post or two, John Henson posts this screen grab image from the movie and there it is...




At this point, I had one of those OH MY GOD!!! moments. The Wicked Witch of the West has a freakin' purse!!!!!


In all these years, I had never heard of this or seen it. Now I've seen it all!!!! I made a comment about it looking more like one of my wife's bingo bags and was told it is a waist satchel. What's the difference??? Satchel, bag, purse... It's all the same to me!


What next??? The Wizard of Oz carrying a man purse?????