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.


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.

(312) 633-1000- Ask to speak to a producer about a story idea.

“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.

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

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