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Local Event at R. Michelson Galleries

October 13, 2011

For anyone living in (or near) the Pioneer Valley, Angela and I will be attending the “22nd Annual Children’s Book Illustration Exhibit” opening at the R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton, Massachusetts on Sunday, November 6th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM.

You Were Great, Britain!

September 28, 2011

This year marked my third tour through the United Kingdom. I had originally toured through the UK back in 2004 with Holly Black to launch The Spiderwick Chronicles, and then again in 2008 in support of the release of the film. So this tour was a bit different. Sure, Spiderwick and Search for WondLa were …

Surprise Spiderwick Guest at London Book-signings This Weekend!

September 12, 2011

For all of you Spiderwick movie fans out there, I have a special announcement:  The lovely Sarah Bolger will join yours truly at two London book signings THIS WEEKEND. Here are the details:

The UK WondLAful tour

August 12, 2011

Thanks to all my awesome fans overseas, I will be traveling to the United Kingdom this September for another WondLAful tour!  This time I’ll be promoting The Search for WondLa and The Spiderwick Chronicles.  We have planned a couple of surprise guests at some of the venues (including Chris Riddell!), so tune in for more …

Upcoming Events

August 3, 2011

I’ve been looking over the “WondLa UK Autumn Tour” itinerary for September and will be posting dates here very soon. In fact, there will be some special guests joining me at some of the venues, so stay tuned.

Michigan Event with Brian Froud and Charles Vess

April 6, 2011

Dr. Ari Berk, author extraordinaire, professor of mythology and folklore at Central Michigan University (and all around funny guy), has organized a conference at the university campus which is open to both students and the general public. Imagining the Fantastic will take place on April 15th & 16th and will include presentations, conversations and book-signings …

I’m Goin’ to Kansas City…

March 8, 2011

I’ve got a bit of travel throughout the remainder of the month that I thought was worth sharing. Of course, I’ve mentioned the TODAY show appearance that is scheduled to air next Friday the 18th already…I mentioned that, right? 18th? Friday…March… Also happening early next week is a quick trip to lovely Denver, Colorado for …

TODAY Show Airdate: March 18th

March 7, 2011

I’m still over the moon (and still trying to lose weight) in preparation for my TODAY Show debut scheduled to air this month. As I had posted earlier in the year, The Search for WondLa is the featured title for Al Roker’s Book Club for Kids. The live interview with yours truly is scheduled to …


January 31, 2011

On this morning’s TODAY show, Al Roker revealed that the next choice for his “Al’s Book Club” segment was none other than The Search for WondLa! To say that I am stunned, excited, over-the-moon and thrilled would be an understatement. Wow. The segment is tentatively schedule to air next month. I’ll post a firm date …

I’m doing an event at The Carle this weekend, Pioneer Valley…

December 6, 2010

Well, its not exactly a full-blown event. But I am doing an interview at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art with Andy Laties in their “Talking Words & Pictures” program this SUNDAY (Dec. 12th) at 11:30 am. The event is open to public at only the price of museum admission. Of course, I …

Miami Book Fair

November 15, 2010

For all of my Florida fans and friends, I will be attending the Miami Book Fair on Saturday, November 20th. Yours truly will be interviewing the one-and-only Kate DiCamillo and presenting with Ridley Pearson followed by a book-signing. Bring your books, magic cards, RPG booklets and a camera – I’ll sign it all and I’ll …

Thanks for a WondLaFul Tour

October 24, 2010

“Tonight the people were so fine They waited there in line And when they got up on their feet they made the show And that was sweet… But I can hear the sound Of slamming doors and folding chairs And that’s a sound they’ll never know” –Jackson Browne, “The Load-out”, 1977 I am home recovering …

WondLaFul Tour Second Leg

October 8, 2010

First off, a BIG THANKS to all who have come out in support of my first leg. I had fun reading and drawing for you all. Here is the itinerary for the second leg of The Search for WondLa book tour 2010 with new dates added. I will be doing a short presentation, drawing and …

O Canada! I’m Coming to See You!

September 28, 2010

The WondLa tour will be bringing me up to the lovely Toronto for a SINGLE event at Indigo Books. Here are the details: October 20th @ 7 PM Indigo Yorkdale 3401 Dufferin Street Toronto, Ontario store: 416-781-6660 …Seeya there!

Reminder for WONDLA Launch Event in NYC on 9/22

September 19, 2010

Here’s the flyer for the Books of Wonder event in New York City next week (Click the image to view it larger). I’ll be happy to sign whatever books, cards and games you bring! I’ll seeya there or at one of the other stops on the fall WondLaFul Tour!

WondLaFul Tour 2010

September 7, 2010

Here at last is my complete fall itinerary for The Search for WondLa book tour 2010. I will be doing a short presentation, drawing and Q&A. I will sign ANY of my old books, cards and stuff that you bring, but please check with the store first about their signing policy. (I go into this …

WondLaFul Tour 2010 Dates

August 20, 2010

We are still in the midst of finalizing tour dates for the launch of The Search for WondLa, but I wanted to drop a couple of confirmed events from the first leg of the tour: Wednesday, September 22 @ 3:30 PM Books, Bytes & Beyond 197 Rock Road Glen Rock, NJ 07452 (201) 670-6766 Wednesday, …

San Diego Comic Con Signing Info

July 13, 2010

I’ll be doing a special signing event at Comic Con International next week in San Diego. The signing will be next Thursday, (7/22) from 11:30 – 12:30 in the autographing area at table AA19. It will immediately follow the panel discussion and is limited to 100 attendees only. The 100 attendees will receive a FREE …

San Diego Comic Con Panel

July 8, 2010

“THE SPARK OF IMAGINATION” Thursday, July 22nd at 10-11am in Room 25ABC Peek inside the minds of leading authors and filmmakers to explore how imagination informs the creative process. New York Times-bestselling children’s author Tony DiTerlizzi (The Spiderwick Chronicles) details the precedent-setting augmented reality used in his new Simon & Schuster novel The Search for …

Spiderwick Farewell Tour (Second Leg dates)

September 24, 2009

The “Spiderwick Farewell Tour” concludes next week, starting Saturday at the National Book Festival in Washington DC. Bring EVERYTHING you want signed! I hope to see you there! Saturday, September 26 NBF Signing: 12:30-1:30 PM NBF Presentation: 2:30-3:00 PM NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL Washington, DC *NOTE: The line at NBF is notoriously long and the organizers …

Spiderwick Tour Starts Tomorrow!

September 7, 2009

…and here’s a reminder of the dates for leg 1 (including California, Oregon, Washington and Minnesota): SPIDERWICK FAREWELL TOUR Wednesday, September 9 @ 7:00 PM MYSTERIOUS GALAXY BOOKS 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. #302 San Diego, CA 92111 Thursday, September 10 @ 7:00 PM BARNES & NOBLE 7881 Edinger Avenue Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Saturday, September …

Spiderwick Tour Dates

August 6, 2009

This is it! The last Spiderwick tour Holly and I will likely do for a looong time! I hope we see you there! SPIDERWICK FINAL TOUR Wednesday, September  9 @ 7:00 PM MYSTERIOUS GALAXY BOOKS 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. #302 San Diego, CA  92111 Thursday, September 10 @ 7:00 PM BARNES & NOBLE 7881 Edinger …

San Diego Comic Con this weekend!

July 22, 2009

I hope everyone attending Comic Con International this weekend is as excited as Angela and I. It is such an overwhelming representation of art, books, films, games and other fun stuff, that my head is spinning for days afterwards! I’ve mentioned my schedule already, but here is a quick link to it again in case …

Comic-Con International ’09 Events!

July 8, 2009

I will be attending and signing at the Comic-Con International held in lovely San Diego. Below is my schedule: Friday, July 24 3:30-4:30 PM “Care and Feeding of A Series” Room 5AB Panelists: Brian Herbert (Paul of Dune), Eoin Colfer (And Another Thing); Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie (Wicked: Resurrection); D.J. MacHale (Pendragon: The Solders …

Kenny and the Dragon Tour pics

October 18, 2008

Ah, life on the road is mostly…well…road. Airplanes, taxis, trains, you name it – most of the time you are in transit going from one event to another. But once you arrive at the store (or school) and see the expecting faces, the road weariness washes away and the adrenaline takes over. Here are some …

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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.