Dodie Cross


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, and

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
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 85,490. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
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.

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expat    humor    iran    revolution    travel    womens issues