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.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Approach of April and the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2012

So, if you've been following my blog lately, you may notice a new widget thingy to the left which is called Blogging From A to Z Challenge. What is it, you may be asking yourself?

From the sponsoring website, Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2012, comes the following explanation:

"Can you post every day except Sundays during this month?  And to up the bar, can you blog thematically from A to Z?
       Most of the time if you subtract Sundays from April, you then have 26 days--one day for each letter of the alphabet.  When April 1st lands on a Sunday you begin on that day which will be the only Sunday you would post during that month's challenge.
        Using this premise, you would start beginning April First with a topic themed on something with the letterA, then on April second another topic with the letter B as the theme, and so on until you finish on April thirtieth with the theme based on the letter Z.  It doesn't even have to be a word--it can be a proper noun, the letter used as a symbol, or the letter itself.  The theme of the day is the letter scheduled for that day."

In other words, the goal is to write a blog every day, except Sundays (with the exception of this Sunday, April 1st) and do so using the letters of the alphabet in order for the title/theme of your blog. The madness of this challenge is compared to Nanowrimo, which I have participated in the last 3 years and have won it all 3 years. 

Blogging is my weakness as I often find it difficult to find something worth writing about that people would care enough to read about. I had tried to do this at the first of the year with the Writing Madness of Oz blog posts, but Life conspired against me and I found myself blogging very sporadically.

Now, I'll have another go at it and try this challenge. I've been planning my blog posts with a calendar and such and we shall see how well I do.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Writing Madness of Oz meets Old Man Winter!

So I see where it's been a month since my last posting. Let's just say it's been an interesting month. We spent a week offline thanks to weather and it's effect on our equipment. Oddly enough, I never missed the Internet Machine once during that week.

The Writing Madness of Oz has continued unabated and The Ozian Adventure of Pickleless & Blu is now 22 chapters done and only a few left to complete this unique tale. I thought it was going in one direction when the story veered off into a whole new direction. You gotta love how Oz does that!

I've also been having some wierd dreams ever since I got the bone. Strange dreams of entrapment, being chased and always a knife somewhere, though it never hurts me! I wonder what it all means?

School is doing well and I plan on making a cloud in the lobby of Neil Hall on campus as part of my class on Weather & Climate.

My wife has been counting down the days until Oz-Stravaganza! 2012 in Chittenango, New York. It's stands at 77 days as of today. She really looks forward to this fine festival... as do I. For us, it's our yearly vacation and we never fail to have a wonderful time. This year looks to be no different, though I look forward to a special gathering with some wonderful people who have helped me greatly in my healing process related to Justice for Heavenlee!

Overall, it's been a mild winter and our heating bills have been mercifully low. Lots of stuff here and there going on and next week, a great concert here in town should prove to be a good time. Life is good!!!

James C. Wallace II
Royal Liaison to Princess Ozma