Ron Baxley, Jr., a published, awarded author of 30 years, has utilized the Oz universe of L. Frank Baum to tell new stories for most of those years. Ron, particularly with his books for YBR Publishing, has branched out and connected his stories, almost like a mighty oak. His 2021 children’s picture book, “Goldey Goosey of Oz” (illustrated by Allison Exley), spins the legendary goose who laid the golden eggs in new flights of fancy, but she is also featured in his brand new satirical Southern fantasy novel, “O.Z. Doesn’t Diggs G.C.C. at Emerald City: Book 2 of the O.Z. Diggs VII series” (cover illustrated by Loreen Ridge-Husum), the sequel to “O.Z. Diggs Himself Out” (cover illustrated by Gwendolyn Tennile). Both O.Z. Diggs VII books feature versions of “Ziggy Elf Corgi”, Ron’s real-life Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Ziggy is also the main character in a fantasy graphic novel with story and scripting by Ron, “Ziggy Zig-zags the Light and Dark Fantastic, Volume 1” (Illustrated by Vincent Myrand). These tomes make a tangled web yet not one to deceive. They do not have all the branches and connections of the mighty oak (only God can make a tree), but they do have good roots.