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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 some delicious business that I must tend to. I’ll be swinging by the Tattered Cover Bookstore for a stock signing on Tuesday, so if you want some personalized signed books, you may want to contact them sooner than later.

Later this month, on Friday the 25th to be exact, I will be participating in the Reading Reptile’s DNA Lit Fest in Kansas City, Missouri. I’ll be joining a tremendous group of talented authors and illustrators such as Barbara McClintock, Jennie Holm and Jon Agee, among other greats for a Friday night signing at the store. If you have yet to visit the Reading Reptile, I highly encourage you to stop by. The shop has a magic spirit that is rarely seen in bookstores. You won’t be disappointed.

I’ll seeya soon!

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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.