My class/student have written you. Will you respond?

I am always touched when I receive a package of letters from students who are fans of my work. It validates what I do and why I do it.

If an entire class has written me, I will write back to the class as a whole. If one student is writing me (for a class project) I will usually reply in the form of a postcard or a letter.

Please note that I do my best to respond promptly; however, my schedule fluctuates due to travel and deadlines so it may take me some time to respond.

Lastly, if you are writing from school, please include the name of your school and teacher when you address your envelope.

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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.