Tony Abbott

United States

Tony Abbott Bio

Who is Tony Abbott

The author of three best-selling series for young readers, Tony Abbott is an American author of children's books. Tony Abbott loves books and reading; this is the most important thing to know about him. He has an extensive personal library and vast knowledge gained from reading.

Early Life (Childhood)

Abbott was born in Cleveland, Ohio and lived in a small house on top of a hill. Abbott attended the University of Connecticut, and study music and psychology. Then graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor's degree in English literature and major's in Music and Pyschology.

Interesting Facts

Abbott’s book series The Secrets of Droon, which includes over 40 books has sold over 12 million copies. They have been translated into several other languages, including Italian, Spanish, Korean, French, Japanese, Polish, Turkish, and Russian.

Personal Life

Abbott lives in Trumbull, Connecticut, with his wife, two daughters, and two dogs. He met his wife for first time in university library in Europe.


Abbott has won Golden Kite Award for Fiction for his novel The Firegirl in 2007. He has also won Edgar Award for Best Juvenile for the book The Postcard in 2009.