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.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Ozian Adventure of Pickleless & Blu Returns to Oz!

On June 1st at Oz-Stravaganza 2012 in Chittenango, New York, the newest novel by acclaimed author James C. Wallace II, Royal Liaison to Princess Ozma will makes its world debut within the hallowed halls of Author's Alley!


James C. Wallace II is a charter member of Author's Alley and will make his third appearance at Oz-Stravaganza. 



This wonderful festival takes place in Chittenango, NY which is the birthplace of L. Frank Baum, author of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1899) and13 other books about the Land of Oz as well as many other books devoted to entertaining children worldwide. It runs from June 1-3, 2012 and includes countless activities, events and special guests involved with all things Oz.

Following on the heels of the Royal Magician of Oz Trilogy, The Ozian Adventure of Pickleless & Blu tells the tale of Nicholas Pickleless and Aadon Blu as the two travelers find friendship, adventure and a new home in the Land of Oz.
Book Synopsis

Aadon Blu carried the Mark of Ozma ever since his “Day of Redemption” when his Spirit was saved by the Royal Ruler of Oz; Princess Ozma. Her Majesty had answered the “Cry for Help” from across the great void between Oz and the Great Outside and battled Death on behalf of the young man known as Aadon Blu. Now, he must fight his own battle as he discovers a new friend named Nicholas Pickleless, who comes from beyond Oz.The two new friends wind up searching for the missing Jeweled Star of Jak Horner in hopes of saving the Great Rainbow, who has been enchanted and turned to glass. The two heroes are joined by Boris the Spider as they encounter Polychrome; Daughter of the Great Rainbow, the Mist Maidens, Glinda; Good Witch of the South and many more familiar and not so familiar characters from the Land of Oz in this newest tale of Love, friendship, mystery and fantasy.

The Ozian Adventure of Pickleless & Blu is now available on Amazon.com.

James C. Wallace II
Royal Liaison to Princess Ozma

Monday, May 7, 2012

A Happy Resolution to my LiveNation and/or TicketMaster Issue!

A couple of weeks ago, I had an issue with trying to purchase some concert tickets to Jimmy Buffet from LiveNation and/or TicketMaster here in Terre Haute. For more info, here's the link to the blog posting.


http://magicianofoz.blogspot.com/2012/04/livenation-andor-ticketmaster-possible.html

So, a few days later, I received a call from Dennis Kaups, a Regional Customer Service Manager (I think) regarding the issues I had with incorrect hours listing for the Hulman Center Ticketmaster outlet.

I found Mr. Kaups to be very professional, very interested in resolving my concerns and insuring that my experience with Ticketmaster and/or LiveNation was a positive one. I was pleased when he informed me that the actual issue with the incorrect hours listing for Hulman Center had been resolved. A quick check on the Internet Machine confirmed this and I felt that my initial concerns had been addressed very well.

Due to the need to go to Walmart in order to access their Ticketmaster outlet, I wasn't able to get the seats I wanted. Although Mr. Kaups wasn't able to resolve my need for getting the seating that I wanted, we were able to come to an understanding and accommodation that I found very satisfactory. As such, I was very pleased with the overall outcome.

I will say that I never received any communications from Indiana State University or any management from the Hulman Center  regarding my concerns. I found that very disturbing and I find that I'm still ashamed to admit that I am an alumni of ISU. As such, I can assure ISU that under no circumstances will I even consider donating to ISU at any time ever! I occasionally get mailings from ISU asking for donations from their Alumni Society. From now on, I will be depositing those envelopes (unopened) into the nearest trash can!

On a side note, I also want to mention my experience in purchasing my tickets from Walmart. To begin with, I was grateful that they had a Ticketmaster outlet available at my nearest Walmart. However, when I received my tickets, they were printed on some slimy piece of crap paper that reminded me of the old fax paper from the 80's. As a veteran of 166 concerts, one of the prime concert experiences I take away from each show is the ticket stub, which I keep in a small cedar box. Each of these stubs is on card stock and very durable. I occasionally show them off to my friends and take great pride in my collection.






If you look carefully, you'll notice a Frank Zappa ticket stub on top of the pile! One of my favorite shows!!!

As for Walmart's use of what I'm told is thermal imaging technology, I say SHAME ON YOU! In the future, unless I have no other alternative, I will NEVER buy concert tickets from Walmart... EVER!!!

James C. Wallace II