Tag Archives: Tony Abbott

November 02

CHARACTERS DON’T JUST FADE AWAY : THE GREAT JEFF by Tony Abbott

My novel Firegirl was published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers in 2006. The story was narrated by seventh-grader Tom Bender, and it centered on the three weeks that a severely burned student named Jessica Feeney joined his class. A number of small incidents made up the drama, both in and out of school. […]

July 18

THE SUMMER OF OWEN TODD by Tony Abbott

Books come to their writers in different ways. You see a painting, overhear a conversation, stare at the sky, close your eyes, and suddenly—or not—there is a voice, speaking.   The Summer of Owen Todd, due out in the Fall of 2017 from Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, came to me from a […]