About Jo Dodd

Inspirational Author & Coach

My Story

Originally from England, I came to the States as a student in my early 20s little knowing that I’d fall in love and make Atlanta my home! If you’d have told me 26 years ago that I’d be a Mum to four boys, I would have laughed and called you bonkers!

For 25 years, I worked in Corporate America for a Fortune 500 company. With every passing year came more stress.

I was completely overwhelmed and felt like I was failing in every aspect of my life. I was fighting a daily battle to keep a smile on my face and put one foot in front of the other. 

In 2020, I was furloughed and it was then that my world began to change. I’d always had a dream of writing children’s books. So I spent my time writing books, getting my coaching certificate, and dreaming of a life where I could touch hearts with my books. 

When the time came to go back to work, I just couldn’t do it. I knew this was my ‘now or never’ moment, so I took it.

These days, I’m designing my life where I get to be the Mum who has time to spend with her kids. I’m writing books with my younger sons and enjoying every moment of watching their excitement as they too become published authors!

I’m ‘Living in Jotopia’ – living life on my terms.

Explore My Children’s Books

Tilly Toad's Heavy Load motivational children's book

Tilly Toad’s Heavy Load

This motivational children’s book helps children (and their adults) learn to let go of their heavy thoughts and feelings.

We All Like Different Things motivational children's book

We All Like Different Things

Written with my son, this inspirational children’s book helps us learn that we can all like different things and still get along!

Take That Fear motivational children's book

Take That, Fear!

Written with my 12-year old son, this children’s book about anxiety helps kids who have fear that holds them back. 

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