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KENNY San Fran Tour Dates Postponed

October 2, 2008

Due to personal reasons, I’ve had to cut the California leg of my tour short and reschedule my San Francisco/Bay Area events. No one is more disappointed in this than me, and I promise I’ll get new dates set up as soon as possible. Thanks for your support, -T

Special Event in Los Angeles Added to KENNY & THE DRAGON Tour

September 17, 2008

Storyopolis has added an event to the second leg of my Kenny and the Dragon tour in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 4th at the Geffen playhouse. This will be a morning event, part of their “Saturday Scene” program, and will feature a live band as well as yours truly. Tickets are available at Storyopolis, …

September KENNY Tour Dates added

August 15, 2008

More events for the Kenny and the Dragon tour. I was originally going to travel all the way up the west coast to Vancouver, but we just could not get all the dates in there, so I’ll be touring through California. Of course, all tour dates have been added ABOUT section of my site, so …

Spiderwick Event in New Jersey

July 21, 2008

Holly and I will be doing a special event on September 16th, for the release of the next Beyond the Spiderwick book, A Giant Problem. Below are the details, I hope we see you there! Special SPIDERWICK EVENT with Holly Black! Tuesday, September 16th 6:00 PM BOOK WORLD Essex Mall 895 Bloomfield Avenue West Caldwell, …

Last Minute Local Signing this Sunday!

July 11, 2008

I am covering for Peter Reynolds who was supposed to speak this weekend at the Eric Carle Museum. So if anyone is in the area and wants some book signed, come on by! Imagination and Illustration with Tony DiTerlizzi July 13, 2008 1:00 to 2:30 pm Free with Museum Admission or Conference Registration JUST ADDED! …

Summer Tour Dates

July 3, 2008

Yay! I’ve got confirmation on my late August tour dates for Kenny and the Dragon. I’ll be traveling through the southern US with stops in Tennessee, Mississippi, New Orleans and Georgia. Sunday, August 24 2:00 PM BARNES & NOBLE 2774 N. Germantown Parkway Memphis, TN 38133 Monday, August 25 4:00 PM DAVIS-KIDD BOOKSELLERS 387 Perkins …

Home again, home again…

April 3, 2008

We just returned home from Florida where I was recuperating from a whirlwind publicity tour in the United Kingdom. Hol and I crammed the week-plus trip with book signings and other Spiderwick media events in England and Ireland. I have to say, the UK is truly like a second home to me. The food is …

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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.