Born: October 26, 1952
Ohio connection: Birth
Born in Cleveland, Tony Abbott is the son of a teacher and a WWII paratrooper. His family moved to Connecticut when he was eight. He graduated University of Connecticut with a degree in English Literature. Reading bedtime stories to his children inspired him to write children’s books. Abbott has written several series, including "Danger Guys,", "The Secrets of Droon,", and "Cracked Classics". Many of his books have been translated in Italian, Spanish, Korean, Japanese and Russian, selling over 6 million books worldwide. He and his family live in Connecticut. Tony Abbott has received several awards including the Golden Kite Award for fiction, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, 2007, for Firegirl; and the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best juvenile novel, Mystery Writers of America, 2009, for The Postcard.