About

Read the ReviewsDodie 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.

and
A Broad Abroad In Thai­land: 
An Expat’s
Mis­ad­ven­tures in the Land of Smiles

 

Read the ReviewsDodie 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.

Read the ReviewsHer 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.

Fol­low Dodie’s blog entries about her Iran book