Oz House - Illustration

 

This is a scene from Oz-House, an adult novel (fantasy) that is at this very minute being looked at by a publisher. It is a really cool story about a half-way house for foster kids, which has a secret doorway into books. The problem is: adults aren't supposed to use it. When they do, it leaves portals open between the worlds and their tales and their magic gets all messed up. Here Charlie and Pinocchio meet Nick Chopper and the Wogglebug, and discover Nick is starving because he isn't constructed to eat, and yet the puppet's magic is making him hungry, and the Wogglebug is aging, which for an insect is a dangerous and fast-moving dilemma! Glinda is none to pleased with their interference!