Tony Abbott Author Visit Kit
Tony Abbott has published over ninety books of science fiction, fantasy, and adventure for younger readers. Tony uses great doses of humor and the excitement of adventure to draw young people (including reluctant readers) into the pleasures of reading and writing.
A professional writer, editor, and publisher for over thirty years, Tony brings to his presentation a thorough and lively knowledge of creative writing in a variety of forms, including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. He discusses the writing process, where stories come from, research for all types of writing, characterization, humor, dialogue, point-of-view, mood, plotting, and structure, while a slideshow illustrates writing, rewriting, revision, and the stages of the publishing process, from idea to published manuscript.
Tony has conducted writing workshops with smaller groups of students and on-the-spot critiques of students' work in progress. A key focus of his talks is the overcoming of obstacles, rejection, and failure; he offers tips on nurturing one's imagination and turning defeat into success at one's chosen craft.
For more information about Tony, visit www.TonyAbbottBooks.com
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Author's Home: Trumbull, CT
Suggested Audience: Grades 2–5
Maximum number of presentations per day: 3
Author's Honorarium: $2500 per day plus expenses