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Free Ride, Whee Ride, Spree Ride, Glee Ride

Free Ride, Whee Ride, Spree Ride, Glee Ride


The latest issue of The Baum Bugle has an article by David Maxine about Eloise Jarvis McGraw’s writing process for Merry Go Round in Oz, one of the most tightly plotted books in the Oz series. Indeed, it’s so well plotted that it’s kind of surprising there’s a loose end involving the very beginning of the story. At a carnival, Robin Brown encounters a strange carousel barker who talks in rhymes.…

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Mystery, Ancient and Modern

Mystery, Ancient and Modern


I remember someone on the old Nonestica mailing list asking why it seems that no Ozites knew the history of their country, and it’s definitely a valid point. In The Lost King of Oz, we read, “Snip knew the names of the rulers of Oz as well as you know the names of the Presidents–perhaps even better–for as only a part of Oz history has been written down there have not been so many. The first…

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A Pauper, on the Other Hand, Is Ruling, Strong and Wise

A Pauper, on the Other Hand, Is Ruling, Strong and Wise


In The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Dorothy’s three companions all end up as rulers: the Scarecrow of the Emerald City, the Tin Woodman of the Winkie Country, and the Cowardly Lion of the Quadling Forest. In later books, only Nick Chopper’s position endures, as Ozma takes her rightful place as ruler of Oz, and the Lion makes his home in the Emerald City. There are hints that the Lion retained his…

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It’s Kind of a DragonI’ve written about the dragons of Oz before, but I’ve been thinking of a few other things…View Post

It’s Kind of a Dragon


I’ve written about the dragons of Oz before, but I’ve been thinking of a few other things…

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Going on a Hozliday
So, the 2013 issue of Oziana is out now, and I have a story in it. “Jinnicky Saves Christmas” was…View Post

Going on a Hozliday


So, the 2013 issue of Oziana is out now, and I have a story in it. “Jinnicky Saves Christmas” was…

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