Recently, I began a new adventure in my life. It's been a drastic change in both lifestyle and attitude, but I must confess that I have been pleasantly surprised with it so far.
About the only thing that I had not expected was using the port-a-johns in -22F temperatures. That was definitely not in the brochure!
The one unexpected bonus is having far more time to write, which is wonderful considering that I recently began co-writing a series of short stories with my wife, Amanda (creator of the legendary Potato Soup). We are calling the collection"Tails of Oz" and if you haven't guessed by now, it's a series of short stories, each one featuring an animal from Oz with a tail.
I recently completed a fun little story about a Flying Sock Monkey of Oz.
And now I have just begun working on another one entitled "Milky Whiskers".
It involves the Cowardly Lion, along with Dorothy, the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman.
By the time we have finished, which we hope will be early to mid-April, there should be somewhere between 10-13 stories. In addition, each story will also feature a single illustration by some of the newest artists around. It is our intention to showcase their work, most of whom have never been published before.
Anyways, the work progresses nicely and is shaping up to be a nice addition to our work for the Land of Oz.
James C. Wallace II
Royal Liaison of Oz