Friday, August 16, 2013

Please visit Tony Abbott's redesigned website for current information about his newest work and travel schedule.

Friday, January 11, 2013



I'm finishing up my ten-day winter residency at Lesley University, Cambridge, Mass., where I am part of the MFA writing faculty. Having a great time but missing home! I'll be back in the Nutmeg state soon!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Me and a young reader friend who dressed as Lord Sparr to celebrate Droon's tenth birthday in 2009.


Our facebook fan page reached 600 "likes" yesterday, and I am humbled. Many thanks to those of you who choose to follow me and my career.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Father : Christmas: A Bibliographic Memoir . . .



OF ALL THE EARLY Decembers of my childhood, one of the things I remember most is a single, silent ritual by which my father announced the coming of Christmas. Some frosty morning not long after Thanksgiving, but never before December had started, he would pull down from a bookshelf in his study a small battered slipcase, remove a little brown book with a gold holly wreath stamped on its cover, settle into his easy chair, kick up the foot rest, and begin to read to himself.
As I watched his eyes scanning the pages, I could tell that very soon he was not in the room with me anymore. He was in London. It was Christmas Eve. And the year was 1843.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me!

Happy Birthday to Me!
I am grateful that I get to do what I love for a living! Thank you, readers, for making this possible!

Monday, September 17, 2012

A Beautiful Day for Books!

CHILDREN'S BOOK DAY 2012 AT WASHINGTON IRVING'S SUNNYSIDE, TARRYTOWN, N.Y.

Saturday was the perfect day to be outdoors meeting readers, teachers, parents, and other writers at Children's Book Day at Washington Irving's Sunnyside in Tarrytown, N.Y. Thank you to everyone who stopped by my table and said hello! Writing can be a solitary endeavor, and hearing from the young readers who know and love what I write is a source of great inspiration for me to keep going with my work!
I had the pleasure of meeting third-grade teacher Beth Ryan of Greenville Elementary School at Children's Book Day on Saturday at Washington Irving's Sunnyside in Tarrytown, N.Y. I was delighted to hear about her students in Room 11 who are enjoying my books. Here I am with Ms Ryan and her two daughters, Kate and Ruby!
Two of my favorite author friends were signing nearby at Children's Book Day: Nora Raleigh Baskin and Elise Broach!

Meeting new readers encourages me to keep writing!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

is always a nice event in a beautiful setting.

I'll be signing books in Tarrytown, N.Y., on Saturday, Sept 15, at noon, as part of Children's Book Day at Washington Irving's Sunnyside. Stop by if you're in the area.

On Sunday, Sept 16, I'll be at the Trumbull Arts Festival on the town hall green (06611) first presenting awards for the writing competition, then strolling the fair with my lovely wife, Dolores. Please say hello if you're there, too! I'd be happy to shake your hand and even sign any books you bring with you!