Arizona writer, teacher, trainer, and translator
Rodo was at the Tucson Festival of Books March 12-13, 2022!Photo of Rodo at the Festival
Rodo spent the first years of his life in a small village called Rijeka Crnojevića, in Montenegro--former Yugoslavia. His family fled to Austria and later immigrated to the United States. This diversity of cultures and languages inspired Rodo to read, write, and have fun with words, especially telling stories. He works with diverse groups of people as a teacher, translator, and mentor. Rodo’s written and published eight books for the young at heart. Most significantly, he is a husband (45 plus years to the same patient lady), father of four creative kids, and grandfather to four future leaders.
The mission of RodoWrites is to get more people reading more and to help anyone in their language as well as brain development.
Rodo and his wife, Susan, use 100% of the profits from the sale of their books to produce, purchase, and donate more books to schools and nonprofit agencies working on literacy development—over 120 organizations on five continents, so far!
As life slooooowly opens again, Arry says: go to see my friend Rodo in-person with Polly, the Peaputts, Maddy, Rogilla, Rojo, and other Rodo Writes characters. The events are always family oriented, so bring the kiddies. The locations are also unique local establishments. Even if you don’t buy one of his books, come check out these nifty settings: Sunday, November 28th, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm, Botanica - The Farm at South Mountain; December 5th, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, FOR THE PEOPLE (forthepeoplestore.com); December 12th, Noon – 2:00 pm, Mountain Shadows Resort Scottsdale | Scottsdale Luxury Resort and Golf; December 15th and 16th, 5:00 – 10:00 pm, Phoestivus