Jeff Abbott Biography
Jeff Abbott is the international-bestselling, award-winning author of ten mystery and suspense novels. He is published in twenty languages and has been a bestseller in the US, the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Australia and Portugal. His novels Panic and Collision have been optioned for film and are in script development.
Abbott is a three-time nominee for the Mystery Writers of Americas Edgar Allan Poe Award and a two-time nominee for the Anthony Award, given at Bouchercon (the World Mystery Conference.) His novel, Panic, was also nominated for Best Novel for the Thriller Award. All of his Whit Mosley suspense novels have been honored with nominations for major writing awards. His other books include The Only Good Yankee, Promises of Home, and Distant Blood.
Abbot's short stories have been anthologized in collections such as Best American Mystery Stories and The Worlds Finest Crime and Mystery Stories.
Abbott is a native Texan but does not have a strong Southern accent until a) extremely upset or b) the third glass of wine. He graduated from Rice University with a degree in History and English, and worked as a creative director at an advertising agency before writing full-time. He lives in Austin with his wife and two sons.
From the author's website
This biography was last updated on 09/19/2010.
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