Welcome to the official website of author Tarl Telford, creator of The Hidden History of Oz. Here you will find information about the books, stories, and characters in Oz that you have seen, but not like this. Explore Oz before Dorothy entered the Emerald City.
Why write about Oz?
Stories are Adventures that Span Generations
Every generation rewrites their fairy tales to give meaning to the world they live in. The greatest stories are the most human at their core. Those fairy tales that span the generations, and get told, and embellished, and told again...those are the stories with meaning. I believe that every adventure begins with a dream.
Can you imagine the influence that a single dreamer can have on a generation and beyond? There's a story for that. Come inside and discover the adventure.
There are several genres and sub-genres in "punk" storytelling. The most well-known of these is Steampunk. There are also the genres of Dieselpunk, Cyberpunk, Nanopunk, and more.
Set as merely an entertaining story without a moral, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz story has enchanted millions through the generations, and continues to build fans today. Why?
Courage, Heart, Brains, and Hope. Four characteristics of dreamers.
There have been many stories throughout the years since its first publication, and since Oz first appeared on Broadway's stage. Some stories have remained faithful to the whimsical and entertaining goal of the original. Some have turned the themes of Oz on their head. Some have sought to explore science fiction elements of this magical story. Why Oz?
Inktober 2016 means ink drawings every day of the month. Here are some Oz characters to start the month.
Oogaboo is a tiny land in the farthest corner of Oz. It played a significant role in one of L. Frank Baum's books. Find out what Baum had to say about this tiny land, and then discover the Hidden History behind the land of Oogaboo.
Is there any villain more iconic than the Wicked Witch of the West? From her frightening first appearance in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz novel (illustrated by W.W. Denslow), to her gleeful cackling in the MGM movie (1939), this villain has inspired books, musicals, and more...
She was the Good Witch of the North that helped Dorothy in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz novel. But how much do you really know about Locasta...
Ereline Nonesticsdottir is one of three eldest daughters of the former King Nonesticus, of the Atlantean Faerie Dominion. She was always drawn to the forbidden realms of science and magic...
The compass rose in Oz has been a controversy for more than a century. The directions East and West are reversed on the first "official" map of Oz. Here's why...