Bill Dodds is an acclaimed children’s poet and novelist who has had work published in popular children’s anthologies like Miles of Smiles (1998). His novel My Sister Annie (1997) told the story of sixth-grader Charlie and his struggle to accept his older sister’s Down’s Syndrome. Publishers Weekly claimed that Dodds’s “discussion of difficult family dynamics generates not only interest but sympathy.” A member of the Authors In Schools program, Dodds leads poetry workshops for elementary and middle-school children around the country.

A long-time resident of Seattle, Dodd is also a columnist, with his wife Monica, for the Catholic News Service and the Knights of Columbus magazine. Noted for his humorous children’s poetry, Dodds has commented: “Almost all my books have humor in them, the kind that doesn't make fun of anyone in a mean way. I really like making people laugh, especially kids.”



  • The Hidden Fortune, Liguori Publications, 1991.
  • My Sister Annie, Boyds Mills Press, 1993.
  • Bedtime Parables, Our Sunday Visitor, 1993.


  • (Coauthor) Speaking Out, Fightin
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