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Debby Dodds


This is My Story

Debby is the author of the soon-to-be-released novel Amish Guys Don’t Call (Blue Moon Publishers, spring 2017) and has stories in eight anthologies including My Little Red Book (Twelve) and She Writes. “My Mom and The Dead,” a story about taking her mom to a Grateful Dead concert, appears in the anthology series Thin Threads. She was interviewed on CBS Sunday Morning on 4/21/13 for a piece featured in the Amazon and Barnes and Nobel bestselling, Things That You Would Have Said (Penguin, 2012). She was a regular contributor and the Fiction Editor for The Living Dead magazine. She’s also been published in The Sun, xoJane, Portland Family Magazine,,, Stumptown Underground, The Crimson Crane,, and twice in Hip Mama. Her humorous essay, Why Sarah Palin Needs Me as Her SAT Tutor, was an editor’s pick on She won both “Best Humorous Essay” and “Fan Favorite” in The Attic’s contest at Wordstock.

She received a BFA from NYU in Drama/Acting and a MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University. As an actress, she was featured in many independent films and television shows, wrote and performed in stage shows at both Disneyland and Disney World (cast member for 14 years-many long-running shows and special events), did weekly improv comedy at The Empty Stage (7 years), participated in spoken word performances in various Los Angeles comedy clubs and bars, and was featured in the Women in Comedy Festival opening for Sarah Silverman at The Bleeker Street Theater, and performed as a founding member of Girls on the Edge at The Laugh Lounge, The Duplex and Caroline’s in New York City. She costarred in a special with Jerry Seinfeld (Abbot and Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld), had roles in many independent films (Bloodbath, Paperthin Immortals, and Sex, Chocolate and Zombie Republicans, etc.), played a recurring character for a few episodes on the TV show Sweet Valley High, and was featured several times on MTV’s Beach House

In Portland, she performs regularly with the comedy show Spilt Milk and has done readings at Off the Page at The Empty Stage, The Other Side, and Grief Rites.

She’s the proud mom of an twelve-year old daughter, Dory.

Author Debby Dodds

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