Sunday, December 29, 2013

LOST IN OZ - 2ND EDITION!


Woohoo!

I am SO excited to announce the second edition of my first book, Lost in Oz!

This 2nd edition will be available in stores and most online retailers in early 2014! It features updated chapters, pictures and a new cover artwork!

Get your copy now!

Monday, December 09, 2013

A Letter From Joshua Patrick Dudley



Hello Everyone!

Sorry I have been gone for so long, I have been busy with other exciting projects. I have been focusing heavily on my modeling career and have also been writing, directing and producing horror movies. I just noticed it's been almost a year since I had a chance to update the Lost in Oz website! So, I gave the whole website a makeover in preparation for this announcement.

I'm going to be releasing all 3 Lost in Oz book as a combined trilogy with all new artwork and updates made to the stories. I'm really excited about this and though I have not set an official release date, I will announce one soon!

Thank you all for reading the Lost in Oz books. I am so happy to have had the chance to share my love of Oz with you all. I look forward to continuing with my next Oz series, the Guardians of Oz, next year!

With Love,
Joshua Patrick Dudley

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Happy New Year



Welcome to 2013!

Lots of exciting Oz-related things happening this year!

I'm beyond excited to see "Oz: The Great and Powerful"!!

Here's hoping 2013 is good to all of you! Thank you all for your continued support!

-Joshua Patrick Dudley


PS - I have a few surprises up my sleeve for 2013! Keep your eyes peeled!

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

TRILOGY COMPLETE

Four years after the release of his first novel, author Joshua Patrick Dudley celebrates the release of the final installment in his Lost in Oz trilogy, Temple of the Deadly Desert.

The Lost in Oz trilogy follows modern-day teenagers who make their own history in Oz after destroying the original story of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, simply by existing in it. The teens have made it safely home to New Hampshire, that is, except Joshua, who is lying in a coma, and another member of the team who has perished in the same tornado outbreak that once brought them to Oz. The group must again travel together to the Land of Oz and once and for all find a way to derail or fulfill their prophecy. They must unlock the secrets of the Temple of the Deadly Desert and find a way to cross the lethal sands surrounding it. Will the teens fulfill their prophecy? Does the Temple of the Deadly Desert exist? Can they bring a fallen friend back to life? All these questions and more will be answered in the third and final installment of the Lost in Oz trilogy: Temple of the Deadly Desert. Famous and beloved Oz characters are also in abundance and include Dorothy Gale, Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Woodsman, Lion, Glinda, Princess Ozma, The Wizard of Oz, Jack Pumpkinhead, Scraps – The Patchwork Girl of Oz, and, of course, the Wicked Witch of the West.

After directing two amateur films, Dudley says that he was excited to return to writing. “I really put a lot of focus into developing the characters and trying to make them into relatable people that my audience can enjoy reading about. My first two novels were more about the story of these kids and not about the kids themselves. The third book presents a lot of new ideas in exciting ways and is very self-analytical. The characters deconstruct themselves and the story they created as they continue on their journey, discovering why it is important to preserve the stories of Oz the way they were meant to be.”

Temple of the Deadly Desert will hit bookstores and online retailers next month and can currently be purchased on the books’ official website www.LostinOzBook.com and on www.lulu.com.

Dudley lives and writes in Manchester, New Hampshire, which is where he grew up. He has loved Oz since he was a child and has spent the last four years traveling the country promoting his work and his passion for Oz. He also appears in middle school classrooms to discuss his novels, the writing and publishing process, and teaches creative writing workshops with children in grades 3-7.

Lost in Oz
by Joshua Patrick Dudley, 2007, Lulu Publishing, 155p, ISBN: 978-1-4303-1278-9
Lost in Oz: Rise of the Dark Wizard
by Joshua Patrick Dudley, 2008, Lulu Publishing, 203p, ISBN: 978-0-615-18871-3
Lost in Oz: Temple of the Deadly Desert
by Joshua Patrick Dudley, 2011, Lulu Publishing, 284p

Saturday, June 04, 2011

BOOK 3 RELEASED!


BOOK 3: TEMPLE OF THE DEADLY DESERT HAS BEEN RELEASED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Joshua, Tamara, Laura and Tommy have spent the past two years battling their destiny in the Land of Oz. Their presence has permanently altered the magical land beyond repair and their prophecy is still unfulfilled. The teens have made it safely home to New Hampshire, that is, except Joshua, who is lying in a coma, and another member of the team who has perished in the same tornado outbreak that once brought them to Oz. The group must again, travel together to the Land of Oz, and once and for all find a way to derail or fulfill their prophecy. They must unlock the secrets of the Temple of the Deadly Desert, and find a way to cross the lethal sands surrounding it. Will the teens fulfill their prophecy? Does the Temple of the Deadly Desert exist? Can they bring a fallen friend back to life? All these questions and more will be answered in the third and final installment of the Lost in Oz trilogy: Temple of the Deadly Desert

http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/lost-in-oz-temple-of-the-deadly-desert/15932814

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

School Tours

Today kicked off my annual school tour, and my first stop was Hooksett Memorial School!!

I love HMS!! The kids are always so much fun and always so enthusiastic! This is my fourth year in a row appearing at HMS and I couldn't be more grateful for the opportunity! HMS was the first school I had ever appeared at, and now I have appeared at middle schools across NH, NY, IN and MA! I'll make it to all 50 states eventually!!

Thank you to all the staff and students for giving me such a wonderful day!!

If you'd like to book an appearance at your school, email LostinOzPress@yahoo.com for more info!!

Friday, December 03, 2010

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Here's to family, friends, a new year and new beginnings!