Tuesday 26 July 2011

Oz fiction author visits hot dog festival

Author James C Wallace II, a regular reader of A Bad Witches Blog, has sent me his latest press release. It was the least I could do to publish it in full. Here it is:
Return of the Hometown Oz Author!

West Virginia native James C. Wallace II leaves the Land of the Hoosiers and returns to his hometown of Huntington, West Virginia just in time to attend the 7th Annual West Virginia Hot Dog Festival on July 30th, 2011.

He will be introducing his hometown of Huntington to his latest children’s book, Family of Oz,which features Stewart’s Original Hot Dogs as one of the ingredients of the story. Stewarts’s Original Hot Dogs were a cherished memory of Mr. Wallace’s youth and as such, he felt compelled to immortalize them in the Land of Oz. They are also the creator of and an ongoing sponsor of the West Virginia Hot Dog Festival.

Family of Oz is the third and final volume of the Royal Magician of Oz Trilogy and completes the saga of young Jamie Diggs and his coronation as the new Royal Magician to Princess Ozma; Sovereign Ruler of Oz.

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 Ozand Volume Three, Family of Oz are now available and will be featured during Mr. Wallace’s appearance.

James C. Wallace II is currently working on his 5th book in the Oz and/or Wonderland series. #5 is a spin-off of Family of Oz and is called The Ozian Adventure of Pickleless and Blu, all about Nicholas Pickleless (a pickle farmer who hates pickles) and Aadon Blu (the Caretaker of the Pinwheel Fields).

The Royal Magician of Oz Trilogy is based on the written works of L. Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919) and include The Wonderful Wizard of Oz(1899).

Mr. Wallace will speak out on issues of Oz, literacy and his lifetime of experiences working with youth. Blending decades of experience, both professionally and as a parent & grandparent, with those around him, Mr. Wallace will speak out in encouragement of the youth in attendance and promote the values of literacy which influenced his life, including the vision of the Royal Historian, L. Frank Baum’s and his Land of Oz.

Cabell County Public Library Appearance

In addition to his appearance at the 7th Annual West Virginia Hot Dog Festival on Saturday, July 30th, James C. Wallace II will make a minor journey down the road of red brick to make an appearance at the Cabell County Public Library at 11am, that same morning to promote youth literacy and support the library of his youth. More info can be found at http://cabell.lib.wv.us/ .
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