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The Search Begins 2010

January 14, 2010


Much apologies, dear readers, for not being as active as I’d like to be on here. The last few months have been a blur of steady work.

After the “Spiderwick Farewell Tour” in September, I began rewriting the 2nd draft of my novel – which is due to release this September(!) The writing continued on right through the holidays and I had to really buckle down to keep it on track. That said, I am SO EXCITED to share this story with all of you.

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The Search for WondLa is about a girl raised by a robot on an alien planet looking for home. For me, it is an exercise in world-building that reflects the work I did early in my career for role-playing games, like Planescape. It will be about 300 pages and will have illustrations throughout. I can’t say much more at this time, as I want to do a proper reveal once the time is right. I can say that it is the first book in a trilogy of novels that will also include an “Art of” book.

I will be promoting it this fall with a national tour. For that, I am working on a detailed presentation of my creative process. I’m thinking of a slide-show where I’d show my work, and the thinking that went into it, throughout the years. In fact, 2010 marks my 10-year anniversary in children’s publishing with the release of my debut picture book, Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure.

10 years. Wow, that went quick.

What do you think of the presentation idea? Is that something you’d like to see?

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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.