Dodie Cross is a freelance writer
and author of two memoirs:
A Broad Abroad in Iran: An Expat’s
Misadventures in the Land of Male Dominance
A Broad Abroad In Thailand: An Expat’s
Misadventures in the Land of Smiles
Dodie is a prolific writer, her articles appearing in The Desert Sun, the Seattle Post Intelligencer, and as a guest columnist for the Lake Chelan Mirror in Washington State. Her essays have been published in the Monterey Bay Parents Magazine, the University of Texas Literary Magazine, River Sedge and in Expat e-zines, Talesmag.com and Escapeartists.com.
Many of her articles have been syndicated on writing websites on the internet. She is a member of the National League of American Pen Women, and currently a columnist for the Palm Springs Writers Guild and the Desert Sun Newspaper.
Her education has been in Creative Writing and Journalism. She also attended Cerritos College and College of the Desert for magazine and newspaper writing. Her online articles, which range from soup to nuts, can be found by googling “Dodie Cross.”
Dodie has received numerous awards for her writing and poetry, among them the prestigious Southern California Writer’s Conference First Place Award for Non-fiction for A Broad Abroad in Thailand, as well as First Place in their inaugural Poetry Award. She is a prize-winning author, accruing first and second place prizes in her published articles. Most recently she was awarded Gold in the 2009 Solas Awards for Best Travel Story in the Funny Travel category, and Silver in the Bad Trip category. (Both winning stories were excerpts from A Broad Abroad in Thailand.
Dodie has traveled the world writing about life in foreign countries such as Iran (very foreign), Thailand (very lovely), as well as not-so-foreign places like New Orleans (very kinky), and Orange County, California.
She is single, has four children and nine grandchildren. She spends winters in beautiful Palm Desert, CA and travels in the summer.
Where to find Dodie Cross online
Where to buy in print
A Broad Abroad in Iran, An Expat's Misadventures in the Land of Male Dominance
It’s July 1977, in Esfahan, Iran, one year before the bloody start of the revolution, and two years before the U.S. Embassy take-over, when expatriate Dodie Cross finds herself in a strange world, somewhere between the Old Testament and the Space Age. Her life takes on twists and turns as she tries to acclimate to the soaring changes in temperature and altitude, culture and attitude.