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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. A man highly adept at assessing and reading people has an instinctive way of asking the right questions, whether in softly spoken, jovial, and disarming interviews or conducting in-depth research. 


Born in England of earlier Scottish and Cornish heritage, he married into one of Jamaica’s old established families with Scottish roots. Together with his wife Mary of over 42 years, they made their home base in the United States from 2000. Both are dual American and British citizens, and since retiring more than six years ago from international careers, they settled full-time in North Carolina.


They have lived together in Europe, the Middle East & Africa, Asia Pacific, and North America, and he’s conducted work in the West Indies and Latin America. The Author retains extensive contacts globally and is someone who has worked with charities wherever he’s lived and currently sits on the Akilah Women’s Institute of Rwanda’s Global Advisory Council. 

He is at ease in almost all cultures of the world, and you could find him in the empty quarter desert of Qatar with Bedouin tribesmen, or in the lush Blue Mountains of Jamaica with pals. Yet he loves nothing better than being with his grandchildren, or home with his three miniature Schnauzers in North Carolina.


Spelling American style: 

The author has lived in or worked for American companies, the last 20-years and has transitioned a long-time ago into using Americanized English spelling rather than British English. He begs his non-American English language reader’s understanding.  

The Americans and British are one people separated only by a common language.”


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