So this month has been a rough one and one of my New Year resolutions is to be more vigilant about posting on this blog, especially with a new book coming out later this Spring.
Recently, we re-released The Emerald Slippers of Oz with a new Introduction by Roger Baum, great grandson of L. Frank Baum; Royal Historian and author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900). We were very pleased with his kind words and continued to be honored by his wonderful support of our work. It had always been my goal to return Oz to the original vision of L. Frank Baum, that of a child's tale of fantasy and adventure. His support and reviews by The Baum Bugle tell me that I have succeeded.
Now, the newest work of Oz has begun and last night, I was able to complete the first short story in our new compilation of short stories entitled: Tails of Oz.
In case you're curious, Tails of Oz will be a collection of short stories, with each story featuring an animal in Oz who has a tail... hence the unusual title.
Each story will also feature an illustration by a different artists with a goal of giving new and upcoming artists a venue to showcase their artistic ability.
This first story is about a Flying Sock Monkey of Oz and I am most pleased.
Happy New Year and a lovely Oz to all!!!
James C. Wallace II
Royal Liaison of Oz