Born in Bridgend, Wales, Scott Stanford started making films and writing short fantasy and horror stories at a young age. Years later, after reading John Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’ alongside Bret Easton Ellis’s ‘American Psycho’ this passion quickly grew. Firstly working with screenplays and film projects, a number of short stories were soon published in magazines, followed by a short film being exhibited in a Peter Greenway exhibition. Soon, after experimenting in poetry and a slew of short stories came a debut novel, with more to follow. Since then he’s been writing as a novelist, and even turned down working with Samuel L. Jackson in the process. Now releasing his fourth novel ‘Dorothy: the darker side of Oz’ Scott currently lives in Manchester with his wife, a curious harlequin rabbit named Dexter, and Jimmy Joyce, a loveable Labrador.
DOROTHY: THE DARKER SIDE OF OZ
“Beautifully written. I was instantly addicted.” ~ A J Kirby
As Dorothy awakes in Oz there’s no sunshine in Munchkin coun
Journeying through a vast land of unusual sights, she finds strange friends, encounters amazing countries and macabre creatures, trying to overcome whatever stands in her way…and if Dorothy finally reaches the Emerald City, she may find more than she bargained for. To get back to Kansas, the young girl must survive the dangers of Oz, find the mysterious great wizard, and most of all, avoid the dead-lands of the West where the evil witch, Outika breeds her carniverous pets…try, just a twisted race enslaved by the Eastern witch, and a crooked path of yellow bricks she has to take to the mysterious Emerald City, a place ridden with sinister secrets. To return home, the orphan girl treks the magical land, which is sometimes beautiful, but often deadly, seeking the help of the great wizard of Oz.
This isn’t the Oz you know, and Dorothy may never leave.
Based on the classic ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ by L. Frank Baum.