Sunday, August 23, 2009

Facebook Review # 2

Here's the second review of Book 1 on Facebook:

Posted by Lesley A. Murphy, 5 days ago

Great twist on a beloved classic. I read the whole series of L. Frank Baum's books as a kid and treasured them. Unfortunately, my original series of these hardcover books from the 1960's was lost in a basement flood but I truly enjoyed Josh's new tales with their decidedly dark turn...and I've already read Book 2 in his series. Looking forward to the arrival of Book 3!! Thanks, Josh, for your love of OZ

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

New Downloads!

Finally the Downloads section is up and running! Check out the all new Wallpaper for Book 3!! Now available in bigger sizes.

New Press Agent



Ladies and Gentleman, please join us in welcoming the newest addition to our staff, our new Press Agent, Miss Maria DeProfio! You can contact Maria at lostinozpress@yahoo.com

Lost in Oz Discussion on Spill.com

Posted by user Jalford on June 27, 2009 at 7:15am in The Wonderful Land of Oz


Hi. Just thought I'd do a quick bit about a title that's been roaming around for a while now. Lost In Oz was originally going to be a live-action movie by Tim Burton in 2000. This later rewritten as a pitch for a TV series written by Trey Callaway(I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, W.I.T.C.H., and Supernatural), and some scenes were actually shot for a pilot, but nothing ever became of the project due to budget constraints.

However, around 2002, David Hayter picked up the idea to do a similar TV series(also titled Lost In Oz), if not based on Burton's idea that at least inspired by it. Hayter has written screenplays for X-Men, X-Men 2, Watchmen, and The Scorpion King, as well as being an accomplished voice actor in anime like Fushigi Yuugi and Lupin, as well as the voice of Solid Snake in Metal Gear Solid. Joel Smith, the producer of the Tim Burton version of Lost In Oz(and apparently was involved with another failed TV project titled Trouble In Oz)acted as an executive producer on David Hayter's version. A 1-hour unaired pilot was made about a modern day girl named Alex(Melissa George)who ends up in Oz after being chased by a cyclone in her pickup. Once there, she encounters Scarecrow(Colin Egglesfield)who is really an American WWII pilot. Both of them recall that Oz was a movie starring Judy Garland, but find out that it is real. The Good Witch of the South(Lynn Whitfield)tells them they have to free Princess Ozma from the new Wicked Witch of the West(Mia Sara). They are aided by the Patchwork Girl(Sandra Allen)who knew the wicked witch before she became possessed by some evil force. Apparently Wicked Witch of the West is chosen by some unkown force, and if one is killed, another girl is picked to take her place, as Alex finds out when she herself nearly becomes the Witch. In the end, Ozma is freed, while the Witch is banished from Oz by a cyclone, leaving Alex for the moment stranded away from home. It's worth mentioning that Mia Sara who played the Witch is the mother of Brian Henson's daughter, Brian of whom played Jack Pumpkinhead in Return To Oz. The pilot episode is possibly floating around the net illegally somewhere, or you might be able to find a bootleg DVD at some fan conventions. You can see some screencaptures of it on Melissa George's website.

Now, another title that's also come out recently sharing the same name is a series of books written by Joshua Dudley. This is so far set to be a trilogy. The first book, Lost In Oz, takes four kids from the 21st Century to Oz just as Dorothy had arrived, and realize that what went on in the original story is now being effected by their precense. They have to ty to find a way back to their own time without screwing up time even more. The second book is Rise Of The Dark Wizard where a new evil wizard is planning on taking Glinda's book and use it to take over Oz. The third book, Temple Of The Deadly Desert is still being written. An online animated series titled Lost In Oz: The Mini-Series is also being planned with a 2011 release. The first two books(including a special hardcover edition of the first one)are both available on Amazon, plus Lulu also in eBook format.

There are several original video clips for this at the book's Youtube page.




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Facebook Review

Did you know you can review Lost in Oz on facebook? It's under the visual bookshelf section! Here's the first review posted.

by Josh Ganz, about 1 year ago

This book was truly awesome! I am a really big Oz fan, and this book made a big twist on the Oz books. So if you're a fan like me, then you have got to read this book!


http://apps.facebook.com/facebookshelf/books/171251-joshua-dudley-lost-in-oz
http://apps.facebook.com/facebookshelf/books/2132666-joshua-dudley-lost-in-oz-rise-of-the-dark-wizard

Friday, July 24, 2009

BUY AUTOGRAPHED COPIES ON EBAY!

Hello All!

You can now purchase autographed copies of Lost in Oz directly from author Joshua Patrick Dudley via ebay! You can even include your own message to be written by the author himself!

Click the link below!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320403648198

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Wonderful Blog of Oz Review



Here's what the Wonderful Blog of Oz had to say about the first book in the Lost in Oz trilogy!

And finally, an old-fashioned Oz book again, with Lost in Oz by Joshua Patrick Dudley. Hoo boy, how can I be kind to this one? It's a definite Mary Sue situation, in that the main character is Joshua Patrick Dudley himself, and he's lost in Oz with his twin sister and two best friends. Also, he sets himself up to fulfill a prophecy, but how he gets there would really tick off a lot of Oz fans. He knows the books, even though the Joshua in the book only knows The Movie, but not terribly well, in my opinion. The characters, by the way, are not only lost in Oz, they're lost in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the book, and in their attempts to get home, they find Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin woodman, and the Cowardly Lion (and Toto, too!) — and end up getting incorporated into and changing the story! It's a good thing they have a copy of the book with them so they can see what's going on. There is a second book, which I've ordered, so we'll see if changing Oz history is going to have any consequences, or if a parrot-ox is going to help sort things out.


Although the reviewer is weary of the fact that the author is the main character, it sounds a whole lot like he liked the book and is even excited for the sequel!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Baum Bugle Set to Review Book 2

That's right! You heard it hear first! The Baum Bugle, magazine of the Official Wizard of Oz Fan Club, will be running a review of Joshua's second book Rise of the Dark Wizard in an upcoming issue! Keep your eyes open or simply keep checking back, we'll post this exciting new review as soon as it is released!

NEW WEBSITE!

Check out the all new official Lost in Oz website. Some areas of the site are still being built, but this version 2.0 of LostinOzBook.com will be better than ever! Keep checking back for new updates. Joshua has been busy writing the third installment of Lost in Oz and has a whole slew of appearances, interviews, and book signings coming up! Check out the new "appearance/signings" section on the site for more details!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Mini Series 1 Minute Clip

Based on the hit novel "Lost in Oz" by Joshua Patrick Dudley. This is a one minute clip from the first of a 10-part online mini-series. Originally announced to be released last year, production was postponed. New release date is scheduled for December 2010.

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Synopsis:
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? Follow Joshua, Tamara, Tommy and Laura down the yellow brick road in this all new action packed adventure. Be amazed when they meet Dorothy Gale and her gang of misfits for the first time, be in awe as they do battle with the Witch of the West, cross your fingers and hope they make it home alive. A prophecy awaits them in Oz, but will they choose to accept it? The only thing that's for sure is that Oz will never be the same.

Click HERE to go to YouTube.com and watch the trailer!