Friday, August 31, 2007

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

CAMPAIGN FOR LOST IN OZ MOVIE


A new Oz movie is in the works and eager fans urge Warner Brothers and Josh Olson, screenwriter, to make the movie Lost In Oz.

Visit the link below for more information and to voice your love for a Lost In Oz feature film.

http://pwbeat.publishersweekly.com/blog/2007/08/22/todd-is-back-and-oz-has-got-him/

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Sequel Announced: Lost In Oz: Rise of the Dark Wizard



August 27, 2007 – “Lost In Oz,” a new novel by Joshua Patrick Dudley, examines what happens when the classic stories are given a modern twist. The exciting novel follows twins Joshua and Tamara and their two friends, Laura and Tommy,” down the ever-famous yellow brick road.

The group of four only finds trouble on their way home when they discover that because of their arrival, Oz has been changed forever. Not knowing where to turn, they realize they are lost in the magical land.

Originally conceived by L. Frank Baum in 1899, the Land of Oz and its inhabitants have served as entertainment for millions of families all over the world for over a hundred years. In the late 80’s, a “sort-of” sequel to the 1939 MGM Classic "The Wizard of Oz," called "Return to Oz," was released. Audiences did not receive it well and wondered what happened to the whimsical score and happy dancing.

“People don’t realize that a lot of dark things happen in the Land of Oz,” Mr. Dudley informs us. “There is a rule that says no one dies in the Land of Oz, but rules are made to be broken. It's time for Oz to be reborn.”

Mr. Dudley insists that his book isn’t scary for children. “There isn’t any death in the first book, but eventually it’s something we all have to deal with,” he states. “There is so much to do with the stories of Oz; I don’t feel the saga will ever be over.”

Since its release, the modern twist on Oz by Joshua has sold 85,000 copies (sales generated mostly by live appearances and Oz festivals) and is still climbing the charts, something that excites his management team. “Joshua has done a tremendous job and is overwhelmingly happy with the results,” Tim King, head of management congratulated his client. “He’s working on the sequel, but it’s very hush-hush. No one has heard much about it yet. Not even me.”

The sequel, “Lost In Oz: Rise of the Dark Wizard” is due out March 13th of next year (we’ve included the promo art) and will follow the group of friends back to Oz in search of Glinda’s Great Book of records, unfortunately the new power in Oz, the Dark Wizard, is also searching for the book. Until the sequels release Mr. Dudley is keeping busy. He will be appearing at the Indiana Oz Festival, the biggest Oz festival in the world, in the early September.

For more information on Lost In Oz, please visit www.LostInOzBook.com

Media Contacts:

Mindy Fabiano, Publicist
press@joshuapatrickdudley.com

Tim King, Management
management@joshuapatrickdudley.com

Friday, August 24, 2007

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

L. Frank Baum Petitions Oprah to Feature Lost In Oz

Good afternoon friends,

It has come to my attention that Joshua Patrick Dudley wishes to promote his book Lost in Oz on the Oprah Winfrey Show. I don't know a lot about the medium of television; although based on what I've been able to gather, this seems significant.

Lost in Oz is a wonderful story about a group of teenagers that find themselves lost in Oz. Their only hope to get home is to find the girl with the silver slippers. I've always enjoyed seeing projects like this, and I wish Mr. Dudley the best.

His publicist is distributing the following announcement.

I NEED YOUR HELP!

Friends, I need as many people as possible to call up the Oprah Winfrey show THIS WEEK and suggest the idea that Joshua Dudley and Lost In Oz appear on her show. Below is all the information you will need. I can’t thank you enough for your help and support in this matter. It truly means a lot to all involved with Lost In Oz.

HARPO PRODUCTIONS/ THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW
(312) 633-1000- Ask to speak to a producer about a story idea.

(SOME INFORMATION)
“Lost In Oz,” a new novel by Joshua Patrick Dudley, examines what happens when the classic stories are given a modern twist. The exciting novel follows twins Joshua and Tamara and their two friends, Laura and Tommy,” down the ever-famous yellow brick road.

The group of four only finds trouble on their way home when they discover that because of their arrival, Oz has been changed forever. Not knowing where to turn, they realize they are lost in the magical land.

Originally conceived by L. Frank Baum in 1899, the Land of Oz and its inhabitants have served as entertainment for millions of families all over the world for over a hundred years. In the late 80’s, a “sort-of” sequel to the 1939 MGM Classic "The Wizard of Oz," called "Return to Oz," was released. Audiences did not receive it well and wondered what happened to the whimsical score and happy dancing.

“People don’t realize that a lot of dark things happen in the Land of Oz,” Mr. Dudley informs us. “There is a rule that says no one dies in the Land of Oz, but rules are made to be broken. It's time for Oz to be reborn.”
Since its release, the modern twist on Oz by Joshua has sold almost 85,000 copies and is still climbing the charts.

MAIN IDEA
Joshua will be appearing at the Indiana Oz Festival in September and it would be a perfect opportunity for him to appear on the show. Other celebrity guests from the Oz community who would be available at the Indiana Oz Festival to appear on Oprah are the surviving Munchkins from the MGM movie and a large player in the Oz community and fellow author, John Fricke.

Please ask them to visit the website at www.LostInOzBook.com

They can contact us at Management@joshuapatrickdudley.com or directly through the website.

L. Frank Baum

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Old Story, New Twists

America’s first Fairy Tale, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” gets a makeover.

August 19, 2007 – “Lost In Oz,” a new novel by Joshua Patrick Dudley, examines what happens when the classic stories are given a modern twist. The exciting novel follows twins Joshua and Tamara and their two friends, Laura and Tommy,” down the ever-famous yellow brick road.

The group of four only finds trouble on their way home when they discover that because of their arrival, Oz has been changed forever. Not knowing where to turn, they realize they are lost in the magical land.

Originally conceived by L. Frank Baum in 1899, the Land of Oz and its inhabitants have served as entertainment for millions of families all over the world for over a hundred years. In the late 80’s, a “sort-of” sequel to the 1939 MGM Classic "The Wizard of Oz," called "Return to Oz," was released. Audiences did not receive it well and wondered what happened to the whimsical score and happy dancing.

“People don’t realize that a lot of dark things happen in the Land of Oz,” Mr. Dudley informs us. “There is a rule that says no one dies in the Land of Oz, but rules are made to be broken. It's time for Oz to be reborn.”

Mr. Dudley insists that his book isn’t scary for children. “There isn’t any death in the first book, but eventually it’s something we all have to deal with,” he states. “There is so much to do with the stories of Oz; I don’t feel the saga will ever be over.”

Since its release, the modern twist on Oz by Joshua has sold almost 85,000 copies, sales generated mostly at Oz festivals, and is still climbing the charts, something that excites his management team. “Joshua has done a tremendous job and is overwhelmingly happy with the results,” Tim King, head of management congratulated his client. “He’s working on the sequel, but it’s very hush-hush. No one has heard much about it yet. Not even me.”

The sequel is due out in March of next year, but until then Mr. Dudley is keeping busy. He will be appearing at the Indiana Oz Festival, the biggest Oz festival in the world, in the early September.

For more information on Lost In Oz, please visit www.LostInOzBook.com

Media Contacts:
Mindy Fabiano, Publicist
press@joshuapatrickdudley.com

Tim King, Management
management@joshuapatrickdudley.com

Lost In Oz Sells Out

Lost In Oz by Joshua Patrick Dudley has been sold out on Barnes and Noble and Amazon for two days. It will be back in stock at both stores starting tomorrow, Sunday August 19, 2007.

We have been get an overwhelming number of responses on the book and have tried to answer them all as quickly as possible. We are still digging through the stack of mail and email and we will contact all you fans shortly. Thanks for writing!

-- The Staff of Lost In Oz

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Daily Ozmapolitan

The Daily Ozmapolitan has published the picture of Joshua Dudley and John Fricke that recently appeared on this news page. The photo should be the first picture to load under "The Magic Picture" heading.

http://ozmapolitan.spaces.live.com/PersonalSpace.aspx

New Headshots of Joshua



Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Lancaster Oz Photos



The Lancaster, NY Wizard of Oz Festival pictures have been posted! Above, you see Joshua Dudley (left) and John Fricke. There's a whole slew more on the photos page! Check them out!

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Royal Blog of Oz Reviews #27 of Returning to Oz

By Jared Davis

Hey! Turns out there's another episode of Aaron Pacentine's Returning to Oz up. In this almost half-hour episode, Aaron interviews Joshua Patrick Dudley, author of the book Lost in Oz.

In this episode, Aaron gives Joshua a very solid interview, asking him about how he writes his stories, what's coming up, and Joshua as a person.

Joshua reveals some very interesting items about Lost in Oz, but I'd suggest you listen to the episode to hear what they are, or keep an eye on the official Lost in Oz website.

This episode doesn't have much on the many incarnations of Oz as heard in previous episodes, BUT this is not a problem at all. It sticks to a main focus and continues from there, so it's a very strong episode in itself.

Another thing I noted right away is that the sound quality has improved over past episodes. Yes, you may want to turn up your volume a bit, but it's very good nonetheless.

Once again, it's an episode worth the listening!

(And no, I'm not saying nice things just because Aaron is also the current host of The Wonders of Oz. I really enjoyed the episode.)

Myspace Loves Lost In Oz

Woody, an average joe and myspace enthusiast, posted this about Lost In Oz in the Wizard of Oz group on Myspace:
(Copy and pasted directly from myspace, the misspellings are his own.)

Posted: Jul 14, 2007 10:33 AM omg after i l;ooked here and found out bout lost in ox i saw oit and liked it very much then i went to the book store and pordered the book dont worry i wasnt exspectoing the book to be the show any way i read it and its f ing coooll these teens from new hamsire find them selfs in oz and stuff happens and they act like normal [people not like little moral people in fairy tales and they meet up wit dorathy and her ganf and fight them a few times if u like books u habve fun reading check it out i loled alot reading it i couldnt put it down

Monday, August 06, 2007

MISSING

Lost In Oz Exclusive

The 27th episode of "Returning to Oz", VideosForFamily.com's talk show on Oz, is now available! In this episode we join Joshua Dudley and Aaron Pacentine, as we devote the entire episode to Joshua's book series, "LOST IN OZ". Joshua not only talks about the series but his time at one of the recent Oz festivals, in Lancaster, New York!

http://www.videosforfamily.com/returntoozshow.htm