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A Hero for WondLa

July 15, 2011

At last, I can reveal the title of the second book in the WondLa trilogy: A Hero for WondLa. Here is the official summary from the publisher:

“Finally, Eva Nine has gotten what she has always wanted: other humans. When she and her friends are rescued by Hailey, another human, Eva couldn’t be happier. Now she has everything she has ever dreamed of. Hailey brings Eva and her friends to the human colony New Attica, where humans of all shapes and sizes live in apparent peace and harmony.

But all is not idyllic in New Attica, and soon Eva Nine and her friends realize that something very bad is going on–and if they don’t stop it, it could mean the end of everything and everyone on Orbona.”


I am busy finalizing the artwork for the jacket (which I hope to unveil soon), then its back to rewrites before I begin the interior illustrations. I’ve had my beta-readers go through the first draft and I am happy to report that all felt the second book amped up the action while remaining emotionally satisfying. Yay!

Look for A Hero for WondLa in bookstores everywhere in May of 2012.

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Never Abandon Imagination Tony DiTerlizzi: Never abandon imagination.

Imagination is a world of possibility that exists within each of us. It is what makes us uniquely human. It is our creative fingerprint that touches and influences the world around us. Imagination is essential to art and science; to innovation and prosperity. It gives us hope, calls us to action and leads to change.

Whether it’s fairies, dragons, robots or aliens, all of my children’s book characters are siblings born of my imagination – an imagination strengthened through years of encouragement from family, teachers and friends. While so many others abandoned it during their transition from childhood to adulthood, I fiercely held onto mine, hoping for a day when I could share it to inspire the next generation of dreamers. Innovators. World changers.

Imagination empowers us to envision and create a reality of what could be. We must hold it dear, foster it and never abandon it.