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Tony Abbott

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Birthday
26, 1952
Birthplace
Cleveland, OH
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
26, 1952 (age 66)
Birthplace
Cleveland, OH

About

Children's book writer who created the popular Secrets of Droon series, which has been translated into several languages. His other works include the Danger Guys and the Haunting of Derek Stone series.

Before Fame

He studied music, psychology, and English at the University of Connecticut, supplementing his education by attending writing workshops led by Patricia Reilly Giff. He published his first book in the Danger Guys series in 1994.

Trivia

He based his character of Batamogi, King of the Oobja people, on his Welsh Corgi, Comet.

Family Life

He was born in Cleveland, Ohio to a university professor father, and he grew up primarily in Connecticut. In his adulthood, he married and had two daughters.

Associated With

He and Arthur Bailey both sparked the imaginations of young children with their writing.