Since John was a kid, his favorite movie has always been The Wizard of Oz. As he got older, he and his brother developed an affinity for the horror film genre. Knowing his interests, John was introduced by Nicole to Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige, which he found amazing. Intrigued by characters used from the original stories, John read the original 14 Oz books by L. Frank Baum. After noticing his increased interest in everything Oz related, Nicole, having already published a book, posed an unexpected question. If you could write a book, what would it be about? One immediate idea came to mind: John’s own dark, twisted version of the Wizard of Oz.
John has always enjoyed a good storyline filled with plot twists and surprises so he created a story that would also keep within his idea of a perfect horror story: something dark, twisted, and completely unexpected.
With the twisted story ready to be written, John and Nicole began collaboration to on their first book in a whole new dark Oz series. Out of respect for the original series, and being a huge proponent of keeping true to the originals, John created his ideal story. But as much as he stayed true the original, that didn’t stop him from breaking from the classics to bring is own dark aspects to the story every chance he could. After all, what fun is it to create the ultimate villain if you can’t break a few rules?