Monday, May 17, 2010

Guest Author James C. Wallace II

Hello, fine friends!  And welcome to my 300th post... seems like they ought to give me some sort of present for that, doesn't it?  Ah well...  I will have to go with enjoying a guest author, which is a fine present.  James seems to have everything well in hand, so I will turn it over to him!

Welcome, James!


In celebration of the 154th birthday of Lyman Frank Baum, Royal Historian of Oz and author of
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,
The Royal Liaison to Princess Ozma is proud to present

Volume 2 of the Royal Magician of Oz Trilogy:
Shadow Demon of Oz

Front & Back Cover Art by Dennis Anfuso

Authored by James C. Wallace II, who was proclaimed by Her Majesty and Royal Sovereign of Oz, Princess Ozma as the Royal Liaison, Shadow Demon of Oz is the continuing story of Jamie Diggs, great-grandson of the original Wizard of Oz and his journey to become the Royal Magician of Oz.

It was in the early month of Spring when the old humpback trunk of O.Z. Diggs, the original Wizard of Oz was opened by his great grandson, Jamie Diggs,
revealing a magical heritage lurking within.Following in the footsteps of his great grandfather, a young boy named Jamie pursued the ways of magic and soon found himself transported to the magical Land of Oz where, alongside Dorothy, he faced his greatest fears and the fearsome
Army of Trees in defense of the Tin Woodman.Now the young magician is called to return to the Land of Oz to take his place as the new
Royal Magician of Princess Ozma; Ruler and Sovereign of Oz.
And for his first Royal Command, Princess Ozma sends her Royal Magician and his best friend Buddy off to battle the Evil Shadow Demon and save the Hyups of Mount Munch.

Shadow Demon of Oz is available through Scientia Est Vox Press at:

Royal Magician of Oz Trilogy
Volume One: Magician of Oz
Front & Back Cover Art by Dennis Anfuso

New characters and creatures abound in the old Land of Oz while many of the old characters we know and love make their appearance in this newest tale of fantasy, adventure, truth and friendship in a familiar,
yet not so familiar world of Oz.
There's the Leader of the Sycamores, the Gnarled Scrub Oak,
the Flowering Plum tree and the Council of Trees.All of these magical and strange characters prove quite the challenge for
a young magician who finds himself in a strange and wonderful land.

Of course, we also get to meet Dorothy and Ozma, Glinda and the Tin Woodman, as well as Toto, Bungle the Glass Cat, Billina the Hen and numerous other beloved characters from
L. Frank Baum's original tale of wonder and magic.

Magician of Oz is available through Scientia Est Vox Press at:

Who is the Royal Liaison to Princess Ozma?

James C. Wallace II, originally a native of West Virginia, currently lives in Terre Haute, Indiana with his wife Amanda. They have been married more than 26 years, with a herd of 5 children and 12 grandchildren. His background covers nearly 26 years in children's education, including experience working for the world's largest children's museum; The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, where he was the Planetarium Educator for SpaceQuest Planetarium. In addition to children's books about Oz, he is recognized by NASA as a leading developer of web-based educational games, educational exhibit design, curriculum development and implementation. In addition, he is involved in the DiscoverHover program, which is an educational program developing and utilizing hovercraft in a unique and fun way. He now serves 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.

James C. Wallace II; Royal Liaison to Princess Ozma can be found at:

Facebook: James C. Wallace II
Facebook: Magician of Oz

Twitter id: magicianofoz


Front & Back Cover Art for Magician of Oz & Shadow Demon of Oz
courtesy of Dennis Anfuso.

More information about the artist can be found at:

Logo Art for Shadow Demon of Oz by
The Good Witch of Haute
Suzi Overton

More information about the artist can be found at:

Facebook: Suzi Overton

All content courtesy of Scientia Est Vox Press; 2010


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wallace possesses some serious credentials.

And congratulations on 300 posts!

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I loved all the Oz books when I was a kid. I've got great memories of reading them. Thanks for the info on your new book.

Congrats on 300 posts, Hart!

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Not Hannah said...

Oooh, intriguing concept.

Also, congrats, WT. You rock.

Watery Tart said...

James-I love this concept for a book series! They sound great! Thanks so much for visiting!

And thank YOU fabulous readers for stopping by (and for congrats)

Kierah Jane Reilly said...

Ditto what Alex said. Wow! Congratulations!!

BTW, I mentioned you in my post about B's Paying it Forward contest!

Fire and Ice said...

Wonderful! as I said the other day, I love seeing the guest bloggers. I learn so much from reading about them.
Thanks for sharing with us James!

And thanks for another day of great blogging Hart :)


B. Miller said...

Awesome! I love that the Oz books are being continued even now. Thanks for sharing this, and congrats on your 300th post!! *internet high five*

Slushpile Slut said...

That sounds like a great book...ingenious idea!!

And you go girl!!Congrats on 300 posts...looking forward to 300 more!!