Tony DiTerlizzi

Tony DiTerlizzi is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator who has been creating books with Simon & Schuster for more than a decade. From his fanciful picture books like Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure, Adventure of Meno (with his wife, Angela), and The Spider & The Fly (a Caldecott Honor book), to chapter books like Kenny and The Dragon and The Search for WondLa, Tony always imbues his stories with a rich imagination. His middle grade series, The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Holly Black), has sold millions of copies, been adapted into a feature film, and has been translated in more than thirty countries. You can visit him at DiTerlizzi.com.

Books by this Author

see more books by Tony DiTerlizzi

Video

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Tony DiTerlizzi
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Never abandon imagination

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Dude, Cool, Awesome...you'd swear I was a surfer from southern Cali, but I'm not.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Sense of humor, taking your life seriously, but not yourself.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. I've been taking macro-photographs of insects for the last few years. I really enjoy examining nature at close range.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I'd love to be an astronaut. I bet you get a better understanding of our planet seeing it from a distance.

Explore

CONNECT WITH US

Get a FREE eBook
when you join our mailing list!