Sunday, June 10, 2007

Lancaster Oz Festival Press Release

Joshua Patrick Dudley will celebrate the release of his novel, Lost In Oz, at the Lancaster, New York Wizard of Oz Festival on July 14th and 15th 2007.

July 14, 2007— Joshua Patrick Dudley, a 21-year-old New Hampshire resident, has released his first book, Lost in Oz. When four friends find themselves lost in a mysterious place, their only goal is to find a way home. When the only way home is through a young girl and her magical shoes, how much are they willing to sacrifice to catch her?

Told in first person, present tense, Lost in Oz relates the adventures of protagonists Joshua and Tamara along with their friends, Tommy and Laura, as they travel down the yellow brick road in this all new action packed adventure. Along the way, they will come to terms with aspects of this amazing fantasy world and how it affects them personally; be it a realization about their inherent natures or a rationalization of the dark deeds that they need to commit in order to get home. Readers will be surprised when they meet Dorothy Gale and her friends for the first time. As the characters retrace Dorothy’s famous path, things begin to change, and the original story is completely altered by their interaction with it. A new prophecy for Oz and its people will be revealed in this exciting new novel. Oz will never be the same.

The book is available online at ,,, , and will be in bookstores on July 15th 2007.

Starting July 14th, Joshua will be appearing in Lancaster, New York as the Lancaster Opera House hosts The Wizard of Oz Festival. Joshua will be selling books, signing autographs and discussing his thought process while writing the novel. Other festivities include: Brunch with the Munchkins, A movie with the Munchkins, a Judy Garland gown gallery, a behind-the-scenes look at the MGM Classic hosted by John Fricke, costume contests and much, much more.

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Tim King, Management

Joshua Dudley, Author

ISBN: 1430312785 ISBN-13: 9781430312789 Format: Paperback, 155pp

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