Tony J. Perri grew up in Mesa, Arizona then moved to Los Angeles where he worked for 15 years in the entertainment industry in the costume department on many films and television shows. He has also co-written and co-directed an award winning independent feature film and a short film.

Before he moved back to Mesa to pursue his writing career, he ended his last six years in Los Angeles working in the costume department on the hit television show, Sons of Anarchy.

He lives in Mesa with his wife and twin daughters and his two dogs. Dilby R. Dixon’s The Dilbonary is his debut children’s middle grade book in the Dilby R. Dixon’s book series and is soon set to release a picture book.


The Dilbonary is now in the Barbara Bush Elementary School Library in Mesa, AZ.