Dodds, Bill

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DODDS, Bill. American, b. 1952. Genres: Young adult fiction, Human relations/Parenting, Humor/Satire. Career: Catholic Youth Organization, Seattle, WA, retreat leader, 1974-76; King County Advocates for Retarded Citizens, Seattle, WA, recreation center assistant director, 1976-78; The Progress, Seattle, WA, reporter and editor, 1978-88. Freelance writer of fiction and nonfiction for adults and children, 1988-. Publications: JUVENILE: The Hidden Fortune, 1991; My Sister Annie, 1993; Bedtime Parables, 1993. OTHER: (Coauthor) Speaking Out, Fighting Back: Personal Experiences of Women Who Survived Childhood Sexual Abuse in the Home, 1985; O Father: A Murder Mystery, 1991; How I Flunked Penmanship and Other Tales of Growing up Catholic, 1991. HUMOR: The Parents' Guide to Dirty Tricks, 1989, reprinted as How to Outsmart Your Kids: The Parents' Guide to Dirty Tricks, 1993; How to Be a Catholic Mother, 1990; Dads, Catholic Style (inspirational), 1990; How to Survive Your 40th Birthday, 1990; Contributor to books. Columnist for and contributor to periodicals. Address: c/o Boyds Mills Press, 803 Church St., Honesdale, PA 18431, U.S.A.