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Robert Gary Dodds is known as someone who has a quick wit and sense of humor. As a published author, he is evolving into a serious writer of biographies and historical research. He is highly adept at assessing and reading people and asking intuitive questions that uncover the facts that make a great story.


Born in England of earlier Scottish and Cornish heritage, he married into one of Jamaica’s old families with Scottish roots and retains extensive contacts globally. Having worked with charities wherever he and his family have lived, he currently sits on the Global Advisory Council of the Akilah Women’s Institute of Rwanda. 


He is at ease in almost all cultures, having lived with his wife of forty-three years, Mary, in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and North America. He’s conducted work in the West Indies and Latin America, and he’s equally at home in Qatar’s empty desert quarter with Bedouin tribespeople or the lush Blue Mountains of Jamaica with old friends. Yet he loves nothing better than being with his grandchildren, children, wife, and three miniature schnauzers in North Carolina, where they retired from their international careers in December 2014.


Spelling American style: 

The author has lived in the United States or worked for American companies for the last twenty years and transitioned a long-time ago into using Americanized English spelling rather than British English. He begs his non-American English-language reader’s understanding.

We have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language

By Oscar Wilde, from his short story, The Canterville Ghost, 1887.


© 2020 by The Author Robert Gary Dodds

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