Friday, December 03, 2010

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

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

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Happy Birthday Dorothy Gale!


Happy (one day early) Birthday to Miss Dorothy Gale, our favorite princess of Oz! Here's one of my favorite pictures of her, with Toto, being brought to Oz!

In the Oz books, Dorothy is an orphan raised by her aunt and uncle in the bleak landscape of a Kansas farm. It is never clarified in the books whether Aunt Em or Uncle Henry is Dorothy's blood relative. (It is also possible that "Aunt" and "Uncle" are affectionate terms of a foster family and that Dorothy is not related to either of them.) She has a little black dog named Toto. Dorothy and Toto are swept away by a cyclone to the Land of Oz and, much like Alice of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, they enter a lively alternative world filled with talking creatures. In many of the Oz books, Dorothy is the main hero of the stories. She is often seen with her best friend and the ruler of Oz, Princess Ozma. Dorothy's surname, Gale, is first mentioned in Ozma of Oz. It appeared previously in the 1902 play, where it was merely the setup for a joke, the punchline being "that accounts for your breezy manner." Her blue and white gingham dress is well-appreciated by the Munchkins because blue is their favorite color and white is worn only by good witches and sorceresses, which indicates to them that Dorothy is a good witch.

Dorothy is a forthright and take-charge character, exhibiting no fear when she slaps the Cowardly Lion, and organizing the Winkies' rescue mission of her friends who have been dismembered by the Winged Monkeys, and more than willing to brazenly talk back to Princess Langwidere's threat to take her head for her collection--"Well, I b'lieve you won't." (Baum began to indicate that Dorothy speaks in a strong prairie accent with Ozma of Oz, and continued to do so throughout the series). This aspect of her character was somewhat lessened with the companionship of Ozma, in whom Baum placed the greater level of wisdom and dignity. Yet even this is complicated by her associations with her cousin, Zeb of Hugson's Ranch, a rugged, manly boy who does not take well to Oz and cannot think of anything much more interesting than defeating the Munchkins wrestling champion, which he proves unable to do.

In The Emerald City of Oz, Uncle Henry describes Dorothy as, "a dreamer, as her dead mother had been." In The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Dorothy's desire to return home is primarily motivated by compassion and economics. As she tells Glinda, "My greatest wish now is to get back to Kansas, for Aunt Em will surely think something dreadful has happened to me, and that will make her put on mourning; and unless the crops are better this year than they were last, I am sure Uncle Henry cannot afford it."[4] In Ozma of Oz, Dorothy's desire to return home is not as desperate as in the first book, and again it is her uncle's need for her rather than hers for him that makes her return.[5] Oz is no longer quite the dangerous land that it was in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.[6] Princess Ozma and Dorothy quickly become best friends, and before Dorothy leaves, Ozma crowns her a princess.

Dorothy has several other pets, including her yellow hen, Billina, and her white/pink/purple kitten, Eureka. Popular in crossword puzzles is Dorothy's cow, Imogene, from the 1902 stage version, and implicitly, though unnamed, in the 1910 film. Eric Shanower's novel, The Giant Garden of Oz features a cow named Imogene, but she is of Ozite origin, but otherwise Imogene appears strictly in adaptations.

In the sixth Oz book by Baum, The Emerald City of Oz (1910), when Uncle Henry and Aunt Em are unable to pay the mortgage on the new farmhouse built at the end of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Dorothy brings them to live in Oz; the bulk of their appearance in the book dealing with her and her aunt and uncle is their tour of Oz, showing them the marvelous, Utopian land in which they have escaped the troubles of Kansas.

Dorothy is a standard character, having at least a cameo role in thirteen of the fourteen Oz books written by L. Frank Baum and is at least a frequent figure in the nineteen that followed by author Ruth Plumly Thompson, getting at least a cameo in all her books except Captain Salt in Oz.

The magic of Oz keeps Dorothy young. In The Lost King of Oz (1925), a Wish Way carries Dorothy to a film set in Hollywood, California. She begins to age very rapidly to her late 20s, making up for at least some of the years that have already passed. The Wish Way carries her back to Oz and restores her to her younger self, but she learns then that it would be unwise for her ever to return to the outside world. Baum never states Dorothy's age, but he does state in The Lost Princess of Oz that she is a year younger than Betsy Bobbin and a year older than Trot, whose age was specified as 10 in Ruth Plumly Thompson's The Giant Horse of Oz, a book full of controversial changes. This would make Dorothy eleven years old when she stopped aging. Her actual age would, of course, be much older.

Through the Lost in Oz novels Princess Dorothy of Oz lives on today.

Oz-Cast Interview Posted

FINALLY... here's the interview Joshua did for the 20th episode of Oz-Cast! Click here: http://lostinoz.joshuapdudley.com/radio/ to visit the index of audio interviews!

Oz-Stravaganza Photos


We finally posted pics from Oz-Stravaganza 2010! Check them out on the photos page of www.LostinOzBook.com

Saturday, May 22, 2010

CONTEST UPDATE



THE CONTEST HAS BEEN UPDATED!
Now, the winner of the contest will not only win a cameo role in the third novel, they will also receive the first copy of Temple of the Deadly Desert that is printed!

Also, the contest no longer has a word limit or maximum! You can write as little or as much as you'd like!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

HARDCOVERS...finally!




In honor of Mr. Baum's birthday, today, I have released, for the first time, HARDCOVER EDITIONS of ALL of my books! These new, sturdier editions even feature updated cover art! The Hardcover editions can be found exclusively on Lulu.com:
http://stores.lulu.com/store.php?fAcctID=574834

HAPPY BIRTHDAY L. FRANK BAUM!



Happy Birthday L. Frank Baum! If he was alive today, he'd be 154 today! Thank you, Mr. Baum, for all that you have done and all that you have given your fans of Oz!

Lyman Frank Baum (15 May 1856 - 6 May 1919) was an American author of children's books, best known for writing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He wrote thirteen novel sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a plethora of other works (55 novels in total (plus four "lost" novels), 82 short stories, over 200 poems, an unknown number of scripts, and many miscellaneous writings), and made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and screen. His works predicted such century-later commonplaces as television, laptop computers (The Master Key), wireless telephones (Tik-Tok of Oz), and the ubiquity of advertising on clothing (Aunt Jane's Nieces at Work).

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Emeralds: Hearts in Oz: Review of Rise of the Dark Wizard



Emeralds: Hearts in Oz, an Oz Blog, has put up a review of the second Lost in Oz novel, Rise of the Dark Wizard! Check it out at:

http://emeraldsoz.blogspot.com/2010/05/book-review-lost-in-oz-rise-of-dark.html

Thursday, April 29, 2010

FREE SHIPPING

Order any of Joshua's Lost in Oz books, right now, through www.lulu.com and receive a $3.99 shipping credit! Enter code FREESHIP at checkout.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Laura Coleman at Oz-Stravaganza!


So, I mentioned that I would be bringing a very special guest to this year's Oz-Stravaganza in Chittenango, NY... that special guest is.... LAURA COLEMAN! Laura is one of the main characters in the Lost in Oz novels and now you will have the chance to meet the person the character is based on!

Author's Alley at Oz-Stravaganza!


Oz-Stravaganza has posted a list of the authors appearing at this years Author's Alley, including Joshua Patrick Dudley!

Check it out!

http://www.oz-stravaganza.com/content/authors-alley

Monday, April 26, 2010

About Benjamin Kissell


Here's some interesting information about the artist of the upcoming Lost in Oz Comic Series, Benjamin Kissell. You can preview some of his testing art for the series, over on the photo page of www.LostinOzBook.com

Benjamin Kissell has always had art in his life, whether it's his writer/knitter/teacher mother or his illustrator/painter/musician father he's always had someone in his life encouraging the growth of his talents. He was almost voted most artistic in high school, he lost out to his friend Charlie (but swears he was never bitter), and was focused as "Artist of the Month" on-display and written about in the school paper (both in high school and college). When it came time for a higher education, Benjamin turned down time at the Art Institute of Washington (in Arlington VA) to pursue a more Liberal Arts background at Mary Washington College, in his hometown of Fredericksburg, VA. "I bounced between majors in the 4 years there, Art, Classics-Latin and English. They all had something to offer me for whatever I could do with my life."

Although an accomplished artist (more than a few paintings are on sale in 2 galleries), Benjamin is also a voracious reader and writer. From 2006-09 he wrote a series of blogs on his myspace page (www.myspace.com/benjaminkissell). But, his artistic passions would never be something he could escape. "I remember, when I was maybe 4, crawling up into the tall chair my dad would sit in, at his art desk, and drawing a series of dinosaurs. When my dad saw this little kid seriously determined and drawing, he says he knew what I would grow up to be."


"The Oz books have always been in my heart and my home. I remember in 1987 when the Wizard of Oz came out on VHS, my grandmother took me and my uncle out to get it. I sat in the back-seat and just held it tight. Of course, I'll deny having the Dorothy action figure. The books have always played a part, not just the film. My mom has old, (read: before her time) late 50's, illustrated-editions of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Peter Pan, and I can remember loving them from about 3 on. In 2005 I found green and gold leather-bound editions of the collected works. I've always enjoyed the way that Oz has entered our public consciousness and how each generation interprets it and adapts it to themselves."

"In 1995 Gregoy Maguire threw the Oz-realm on its side with the publication of Wicked (and the subsequent sequels and Broadway show), the rumors of a pre-Wizard Oz film starring Robert Downey Jr in-the-works and a slew of others. The Lost in Oz series intrigued me and honestly put a different and unique spin on the classic story, without detracting from it. I feel honored to have been approached by Joshua to work with him in fleshing out his book into the world of graphic art. Hopefully, his fans don't hate where I go."

http://www.facebook.com/benjamin.kissell

Emeralds: Hearts in Oz: Review of Lost in Oz



Emeralds: Hearts in Oz, an Oz Blog, has put up a review of Lost in Oz! Check it out at:

http://emeraldsoz.blogspot.com/2010/04/book-review-lost-in-oz.html

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Lost in Oz Gets the Comic Treatment

Joshua Patrick Dudley, author of the Lost in Oz trilogy, has announced that his stories of Oz are going graphic! A new, five-issue comic series has begun production, with artwork by Benjamin Kissell. Following the success of many Oz-inspired comics, Dudley hopes to bring a new twist to the genre, while remaining faithful to the original stories by L. Frank Baum.
The stories follow modern teenagers who make their own history in Oz after destroying the original story of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, simply by existing in it. A prophecy is revealed for the group and the future looks grim. The teens must find a way to fulfill or derail their prophecy, while trying to return Oz to its proper state of being. Famous Oz characters are in abundance and include Dorothy Gale, Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Woodsman, Lion, The Wizard of Oz, Jack Pumpkinhead, Scraps – The Patchwork Girl of Oz, and, of course, the Wicked Witch of the West.
Dudley and Kissell are working closely with one another, searching for the perfect look for Oz and its citizens. The characters are based on the work of the original illustrators of Oz, W.W. Denslow and John R. Neill, but Kissell is adding his own genius to the art, as well. The pair met through the popular social network, Facebook, and work with each other mostly by email.
Dudley currently resides in New Hampshire, where he has just finished writing the third installment of the trilogy, Temple of the Deadly Desert. He has loved Oz since he was a child, and has spent the last three years traveling the country, promoting his work and his passion for Oz. Kissell is from Virginia, and is a graduate of the University of Mary Washington. Samples of some of his test-art for the series can be found at the book’s official website, www.LostinOzBook.com.


Lost in Oz Media Contacts:
Joshua Patrick Dudley – Author: Joshua@joshuapdudley.com
Maria DeProfio – Head of Press Relations: lostinozpress@yahoo.com


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, 295p, ISBN: (TBA)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Wicked Witch Test Art


Here's one more special look at the Lost in Oz Comic Series Art, drawn by Benjamin Kissell. This photo is a the four different versions we tested of Bastinda, The Wicked Witch of the West, including the final version!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

OUR 200TH POST! COMIC SURPRISE!





We decided to celebrate with everyone, our 200th post on this news blog, by finally revealing some of the beautiful Lost in Oz comic artwork by Benjamin Kissell. Fans of Lost in Oz on Facebook had the chance to view these photos first! So, here's a sneak peek at a few characters from the upcoming Lost in Oz Comic Series!

© 2010 Benjamin Kissell for Lost in Oz
www.LostinOzBook.com

Lost in Oz Movie Announced

BIG NEWS! The Lost in Oz mini-series has been put on hold to open the door for a new project.... LOST IN OZ: THE MOVIE!

More on this exciting news coming soon! Keep checking back!

www.LostinOzMovie.com

Reminder: Oz-Stravaganza

Just a quick reminder that Joshua will be appearing at Oz-Stravaganza in Chittenango, NY! June 4-6, 2010: L. Frank Baum's home town honors their favorite son with this annual festival (formerly known as Oz Fest). This year the festival will honor the centennial of The Emerald City of Oz, and its dedicatee, Baum's niece, Cynthia Baum Tassini, who was from the area and died in 2004. Special guest appearance by Jerry Maren, the middle member of the Lollipop Guild and Joshua Patrick Dudley, author of the Lost in Oz Trilogy. Joshua can be found in the Author's Alley, a new attraction at the festival, located near the Munchkins! For more information, see the festival's website at oz-stravaganza.com, or the town's website at www.chittenango.org

It's getting close, if you haven't made travel arrangements yet, you better hurry!

Friday, April 09, 2010

Accelerated Reader

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http://www.renlearn.com/ar/customercare/titlesuggestions.asp

Here's the information you may need:
Quiz Type: Reading Practice
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Book Title: Lost in Oz
Series Name: Lost in Oz
-Entire Series
Author’s First Name: Joshua
Author’s Last Name: Dudley
Publisher: Lulu
Estimated Interest Level: Middle Grades (4-8)
Year Published: 2007
ISBN Number: 978-1430312789

Though not required, including the ISBN allows us to provide far more
valuable feedback for your request.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Updates!

Check out the updated series page, where the surprise project has been revealed! Also, be sure to notice the covers for the books, again on the series page, which have been brought to life! So neat! All this and more on www.LostinOzBook.com

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Buzzillions - 4.9 Stars!

Buzzillions.com has given Lost in Oz 4.9 out of 5 stars!

Buzzillions.com is a product reviews site that helps shoppers avoid costly mistakes. Buzzillions offers product reviews and tools for you to research purchases before you buy. They've collected over 10 million reviews across a wide range of categories and their reviews come from real people - not paid reviewers. They work with their network of retailers to identify people who have purchased a product and ask them to write a review. Buzzillions collects and analyzes these reviews to help you with the decision making process.

http://www.buzzillions.com/reviews/lost-in-oz-reviews#bz-model-reviewTitle

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

SPECIAL EDITION



To celebrate the three year anniversary of Lost in Oz, which is on May 3, Joshua Dudley just released an all new EXCLUSIVE special edition! This special edition features a beautiful new cover, new images inside and a very slightly modified text. This exclusive special edition is only available at lulu.com:

http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/lost-in-oz-special-edition/8585744

STORE!



Be sure to check out the all new Lost in Oz store! You will find all kinds of goodies related to the series. T-Shirts, Magnets, Stickers, Framed Art, Posters, Mouse-Pads, and even Lost in Oz Video Cameras!

http://www.cafepress.com/lostinoz

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Nashua Telegraph Interview Part 2

Here's the the story that was written about Joshua in this weekend's Nashua Telegraph. There are some beautiful photos on the site, http://www.encorebuzz.com/entertainment/687606-249/new-hampshire-writer-has-created-popular-new.html

New Hampshire writer has created popular new trilogy related to beloved classic

By PAMME BOUTSELIS Correspondent

From the time he was just 2, Joshua Patrick Dudley has been enthralled by the world of Oz.

His mother and grandmother read the Oz books to him at that young age and throughout his childhood in Hooksett. The first time he watched the MGM classic film version of the stories with his twin sister and mother, Dudley became “obsessed with this magical land and its inhabitants.”

“It was wonderful for me to see all the characters brought to life that I had read about in novels,” said Dudley, 24. “The MGM movie itself is a masterpiece, especially considering the time period it was made in. The colors, sets and special effects are the reasons I was so fascinated by it.”

Throughout his teen years, Dudley explored a new love: performing onstage, which led to his appearance in more than 80 shows throughout his teens and early 20s. Much to his delight, four of the shows were Oz-related, and he portrayed the beloved Scarecrow in three of those performances.

He has also portrayed Riff in “West Side Story,” Doody in “Grease” and Seymour in “Little Shop of Horrors.”

His love of the stage brought him to New York City, where he studied at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy.

“I would dance, sing and act for 50-plus hours a week,” Dudley said. “I performed at local venues in the city, such as nightclubs and bars, performing original hip-hop music.”

Shortly after completing school, Dudley’s family incurred a significant loss with the death of his grandmother. He decided to write a book in her honor, and began to work on the first installment of what would become a trilogy of books about the world of Oz.

“One night, I woke up from a dream where I had visited Oz with my twin sister,” Dudley said. “I thought it was such a neat idea that I didn’t return back to bed. Instead, I spent the entire night on my computer, writing a rough idea for the first story.

“The dream I had was very realistic; most of it was fun and fancy free, but there dark parts, nightmare sections that I knew would make a great book.”

Unlike many novels, Dudley’s four main characters are actually real people – he and his twin sister, Tamara, along with two of his best friends in real life, Tommy and Laura.

“All of my novels feature a lot of local personalities from in and around New Hampshire,” Dudley said. “Almost every character that isn’t from Oz, in the novels, is someone from the real world.”

In the third and final novel of the series, he’ll introduce his dearest friend from the real world, Maria DeProfio, and one lucky reader, as well.

His books, “Lost in Oz” and “Lost in Oz: Rise of the Dark Wizard,” have garnered a sizeable fan base nationwide, much of it reinforced through correspondence with readers, classroom visits and appearances at “Wizard of Oz” festivals throughout the country.

“Almost each and every student that I have talked to has begged to be a character in my book, so I thought I’d give them a chance,” Dudley said.

The result is a contest that will enable one winner to land a cameo role in his third Oz novel. The winner will be selected by Dudley and will be notified by e-mail on Jan. 1, 2011, and announced on the books’ official Web site.

The response thus far has been overwhelmingly good. Dudley has received more than 200 entries to date, with more coming in daily. He can’t wait to read each entry and see where his readers’ imaginations have taken them.

Dudley said members of the Oz community were originally put off by his first book, “Lost in Oz.” He said that some feared parts of Oz were just too dark.

“Once they compared my work with the original L. Frank Baum stories, it was clear that Baum’s vision of Oz was even scarier than mine,” Dudley said.

He receives hundreds of e-mails each month from kids all over the country who tell him they like his version of Oz and the twist it put on the classic tale.

Although the book was initially geared toward teen readers, Dudley realized it was a mistake to target just that audience.

“Oz is, was and always will be about the children,” he said. “My books seem to be the most popular between grades five and nine.”

Dudley has visited about 20 schools throughout the country, discussing the story of “The Wizard of Oz,” his own personal take on it and the book publishing process. His first appearance was at Hooksett Memorial School, where his mother is a fifth-grade teacher, and it has built from there.

“We discuss the basic building blocks of writing a story,” Dudley said. “Then after the lesson comes the best part, an interactive writing session where the kids write the story with my guidance, adhering to the lesson I have just taught them. It is a truly rewarding experience and the best part of my job.”

Now living in Manchester, Dudley is a full-time writer these days, although he spends a significant amount of time doing all that’s entailed in promoting his work, acting as his own booking and press agent, and his Web site creator. He also writes and records his own music, another of his passions.

While there are illustrations in all three of his books that were drawn by W.W. Denslow, the original illustrator of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” Dudley began creating computer images, using various 3-D rendering software and Photoshop, for his second and third books. He plans to release the entire collected trilogy at the end of 2011, and the release will feature all-new images that he has created for each chapter of all three books.

From the beginning, the work had been planned as a trilogy.

“I always knew what I wanted the stories to be,” Dudley said. “I have an odd fascination with the number three. I think it brings good luck, so I knew that it would take me three books to tell my complete story.”

Dudley’s books may be purchased through amazon.com, bn.com and lulu.com. Bookstores such as Barnes & Noble may not have the books on the shelf, Dudley said, but they’ll be happy to order a copy for you.

To learn more about Dudley or his books, visit www.joshuapdudley.com or www.LostinOzBook.com.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Book 3 Finished

Look what Joshua announced on Lost in Oz's FaceBook page:

Tonight, at 10:23pm, exactly, I finished writing my third novel, Lost in Oz: Temple of the Deadly Desert. 236 pages and 45,475 words.

Friday, March 26, 2010

iBookstore Features Lost in Oz


Lost in Oz, one of the most popular books on Lulu.com, has been selected for Apple's new iBookstore, an e-reader app and bookstore for the iPad, using the ePub format. More details coming soon!

Map of Oz


Check out this Map of Oz, created by author Joshua Patrick Dudley!

Click on the image to view it larger, or save it!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Lost in Oz on "That Guy with the Glasses"


A blog, entitled, That Guy with the Glasses, posted an article about Dorothy from Oz and Alice from Wonderland, encountering one another. Lost in Oz got mentioned in the article! Check it out!

http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/community/blog/19070

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Wizard's Wireless

Joshua just completed an interview with "The Wizard's Wireless!" This well known, on-line feature of the Daily Ozmapolitan, run by Blair Frodelius (who also runs the Books of Oz Project), interviews people inspired by Oz! Joshua's interview will be up soon, and we will post a direct link when it becomes available!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Nashua Telegraph Interview




Joshua just completed an interview with the Nashua Telegraph, in Nashua, New Hampshire. The story will be run in the Sunday edition and will also be online at www.nashuatelegraph.com! We will post a direct link when it becomes available!

UPDATE: Here's the link! http://www.encorebuzz.com/entertainment/687606-249/new-hampshire-writer-has-created-popular-new.html

Monday, March 15, 2010

Indiana Oz Festival 2010


Joshua will be appearing at the 29th annual Wizard of Oz festival in Chesterton, Indiana, September 17, 18, and 19, 2010. Joshua will be signing and selling copies of his first book, performing on stage with John Fricke, and may even come to town early to visit some classrooms and teach creative writing workshops!

More details coming soon, keep checking back!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Oz-Cast Interview



Joshua just completed an audio interview for the special 20th episode of OzCast! More information, and a link to listen to the interview, are coming soon!

Friday, March 05, 2010

Oz-stravaganza 2010


June 4-6, 2010: Oz-stravaganza, Chittenango, New York. L. Frank Baum's home town honors their favorite son with this annual festival (formerly known as Oz Fest). This year the festival will honor the centennial of The Emerald City of Oz, and its dedicatee, Baum's niece, Cynthia Baum Tassini, who was from the area and died in 2004. Special guest appearance by Jerry Maren, the middle member of the Lollipop Guild and Joshua Patrick Dudley, author of the Lost in Oz Trilogy. Joshua can be found in the Author's Alley, a new attraction at the festival, located near the Munchkins! For more information, see the festival's website at oz-stravaganza.com, or the town's website at www.chittenango.org

Wonderful Weekend of Oz 2010


Joshua will be appearing at the 2010 Oz festival, The Wonderful Weekend of Oz, in Fayetteville, NY from October 8 - October 10, 2010. He will be signing and selling copies of his first book.

http://www.matildajoslyngage.org/

Book 3 Teaser Trailer

Friday, February 26, 2010

NewHampshire.com Announces Contest


http://cs.newhampshire.com/blogs/granite_state_stuff/archive/2010/02/24/Author-Holds-Free-Contest-to-Win-Spot-in-Next-Novel.aspx

Author Holds Free Contest to Win Spot in Next Novel
2011 will mark the third and final release from Joshua Patrick Dudley in the Lost in Oz trilogy. The stories follow modern teenagers Tamara, Joshua, Tommy and Laura as they make their own history in Oz after destroying the original story of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, simply by existing in Oz.

The stories have gained quite a following from middle-schoolers across the country, some of whom have even had Joshua teach in their classrooms! Joshua promotes his novels by visiting middle schools and teaching creative workshops with children from grades 3-10. The classes then create their own stories with Joshua’s guidance.

Now the author is holding a contest, he says, “to give something back to all of my young readers.” The contest is a chance to win a cameo role, by name, in the final Lost in Oz novel. The contest is open to any age.

To enter the contest, you must write a 200-500 word essay explaining who your character would be in Oz. All entries should be submitted with your name, age, email address, mailing address and essay, and should be sent to LostinOzCameo@yahoo.com. The winner will be selected by the author and will be notified by email January 1, 2011. The winner will also be announced on the books’ official website: www.LostinOzBook.com.
Published Wednesday, February 24, 2010 2:24 PM by AskLisa
Filed under: Lost in Oz, Contest, Joshua Patrick Dudley

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

WIN A CAMEO ROLE IN BOOK 3!



2011 will mark the third and final release from Joshua Patrick Dudley in the Lost in Oz trilogy. The stories follow modern teenagers Tamara, Joshua, Tommy and Laura as they make their own history in Oz after destroying the original story of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, simply by existing in Oz.
The stories have gained quite a following from middle-schoolers across the country, some of whom have even had Joshua teach in their classrooms! Joshua promotes his novels by visiting middle schools and teaching creative workshops with children from grades 3-10. The classes then create their own stories with Joshua’s guidance.
Now the author is holding a contest, he says, “to give something back to all of my young readers.” The contest is a chance to win a cameo role, by name, in the final Lost in Oz novel. The contest is open to any age.
To enter the contest, you must write a 200-500 word essay explaining who your character would be in Oz. All entries should be submitted with your name, age, email address, mailing address and essay, and should be sent to LostinOzCameo@yahoo.com. The winner will be selected by the author and will be notified by email January 1, 2011. The winner will also be announced on the books’ official website:
www.LostinOzBook.com

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Joshua Nominated for Best Local Author


Joshua has been nominated for Best Local Author by the HippoPress Best of 2010. To vote for him, please visit www.hippopress.com and click on the link to vote. Joshua is # 116. Best NH author. Be sure to vote soon and as many times as you want!! Voting closes February 28!

Friday, February 12, 2010

15% Off All Books - Washington Day Weeend Sale



Purchase any of Joshua's books 15% off through the publisher's site, Lulu.com, for this weekend only, through Monday!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

More Mini-Series Characters


Here's another very special sneak peek at the FINAL version of the characters for the Lost in Oz Mini-Series! Click on it for a larger view!

Friday, February 05, 2010

Mini-Series Characters


Here's a very special sneak peek at the FINAL version of the characters for the Lost in Oz Mini-Series! Click on it for a larger view! http://www.LostinOzMovie.com

Friday, January 22, 2010

Mini-Series Teaser 2

This is the second version of the mini-series this one is created in the Sims 3! This is just a teaser of what's to come! www.LostinOzMovie.com

Thursday, January 21, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LAURA COLEMAN!


Straight from the pages of Lost in Oz to reality, character and real-person Laura Coleman celebrates her birthday today! Happy Birthday, Laura. From all of us at Lost in Oz. We love you.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Look Inside!


Now you can look inside all of Joshua's books on Amazon.com! A great way to preview the novels before you make your purchase!!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Mini-Series to Feature Original Musical Score


The upcoming Lost in Oz Mini-Series will feature an original musical score composed by Isaias Garcia.

Canadian-born Isaias Garcia was raised in Argentina, exposed to Tango and folk music. At 19 years of age, Isaias performs with the professional group Toronto Celebrity Symphony Orchestra with Maestro Dr. Andrew Rozbicki. Isaias has proven his potential and ability to tell the musical story behind every film he scores. He hopes to reinvent the film score, as it has been done for many decades now, so one day film and music lovers can witness something unique and amazing from this young composer. Below are some links to examples of his work!


http://www.reverbnation.com/isaiasgarcia

http://www.youtube.com/user/canargentinemusic

Friday, January 15, 2010

20% off Books 1 & 2



Right now, until January 18, 2010, you can save 20% off any order of ANY book on www.lulu.com! That includes both of the Lost in Oz Books and the Deluxe edition of the first book! This is a great chance to save some money! Visit lulu.com today, find Lost in Oz by Joshua Dudley and enter to code "cabin" at checkout!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Ozcast Episode Posted


The Ozcast radio interview featuring author Joshua Patrick Dudley has been posted! You can listen to it here: http://www.videosforfamily.com/ozcast.htm! Joshua is in Part 2!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Lost in Oz Trilogy will be complete in 2011


2011 will mark the third and final release from Joshua Patrick Dudley in the Lost in Oz trilogy. The stories follow modern teenagers Tamara, Joshua, Tommy and Laura as they make their own history in Oz after destroying the original story of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, simply by existing in Oz.
The stories have gained quite a following from middle-schoolers across the country, some of whom have even had Joshua teach in their classrooms! Joshua promotes his novels by visiting middle schools and teaching creative workshops with children from grades 3-10. The classes then create their own stories with Joshua’s guidance.
The third installment of the series will answer all the questions. Temple of the Deadly Desert starts right where Book Two: Rise of the Dark Wizard ended. A serious tornado attack has put Joshua in a coma and, SPOILER ALERT! killed one of the other four main characters. Shocking! That’s all the information that has been currently released about the third installment, from the book’s official website www.LostinOzBook.com

Friday, January 08, 2010

Ozcast


Joshua will be appearing on the first 2010 episode of the Ozcast!

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

National Wizard of OZ Tour

Joshua will be appearing at the Morganton, North Carolina stop of the NATIONAL WIZARD OF OZ TOUR later this year on March 22, 2010 at the Municipal Auditorium! He will be signing and selling copies of his book!

http://www.wizardofozontour.com/



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