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Traveler | Inn Keeper | Writer

Dave O. Dodge is an experienced travel writer, international tour guide, and natural storyteller. He has now turned his many talents into writing novels. The Seasons of Grace; the unauthorized backstory of Peyton Place was released in 2021.

Betty: A Life Interrupted is the untold story of Betty Hill's extraterrestrial life which was recently released in February 2024 and is now available on Amazon

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"Betty: a life interrupted is a captivating book and thought-provoking read that led me into the extraordinary experiences of an ordinary couple who found themselves at the center of an extraordinary mystery."

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Behind the Author

Born and raised in New Hampshire, Dave has always had a wanderlust for travel and adventure. From a young age his desire to expand his world beyond New England has brought him around the globe and back. His career has been as diverse as his travels. 
He has always had a passion for the arts, from community theater, local television and film work to writing. This has been his secret obsession and hobby. His professional background has run the gambit from Visual Arts to Public Relations and Marketing.
As a travel writer and international guide, he currently makes his home in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.


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Betty: a life interrupted

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Betty: a life interrupted is now available in E-Book, Paperback and Collector's Hardbound Edition.

The Seasons of Grace  Available

The Seasons of Grace: the unauthorized backstory of Peyton Place is available in E-Book, Paperback and Collector's Hardbound Edition.

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Betty: a life interrupted is now available!

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Local Author Book Fair - Merida English Library - March 7th 2024 10:00 am
Local Author Book Fair - Merida English Library - March 7th 2024 10:00 am
Join us for an exciting book reading event at the Merida English Library on March 7th, 2024 at 9:30 am.

September 2021

The Seasons of Grace is an unauthorized tale of Grace Metalious and her desire to tell the stories that no one dared to tell before that time.  From small-town life in New England to the hustle and bustle of New York City and to the unforgiving film studios of Hollywood, Grace’s story unfolds.


This is a classic scenario where art imitates life and so does this story. The young author is coping with literary and financial successes without realizing it. She was creating her own Peyton Place where she herself had to live.  No novel had achieved greater recognition than her first; one out of every 29 Americans had read Peyton Place. They dog eared the pages, underlined passages, stuffed it in the back of a drawer or concealed it from the prying eyes of others. It was a true sensation, and the legacy continues to this day.    


The Seasons of Grace is a fictional account based on the author’s life; sometimes dark, sometimes shocking, but always authentic.

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February 2024

Betty: A Life Interrupted, is a historical novel of Betty Hill and her extraterrestrial life set during the turbulent 1960's. Betty and her husband Barney, were a well-established interracial married couple living in white New Hampshire. They were the very first documented case of an alien abduction by extraterrestrials while driving through the White Mountain National Forest of New Hampshire.

Their story begins with a late-night drive and continues through multiple investigations from government agencies, months of forensic hypnosis, critical response from the public, and multiple strange occurrences throughout their lives. The couple went on to be the reluctant face of the UFO phenomenon that was sweeping the nation and now she is considered the 1st lady of alien abductions during that sensational time and continues today.


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Dave O. Dodge

The beauty of writing is that it can be a solitaire task, until someone actually reads the words you have written. Then the process and the product is exposed; emotions of self doubt and fear of failure begin to surface… Like my protagonist, Grace, as a writer, I too struggle with those feelings.

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