Dotti is the author of fourteen books for children and educators, including the children’s mystery series, Fortune Tellers Club, the educational series, Storytime Discoveries, and her recent picture book, The Cotton Candy Catastrophe at the Texas State Fair, which was just nominated for the 2005-2006 Golden Spur Award for Texas Authors. Dotti began her publishing career in 1995, writing for popular children’s magazines. Her work has been included in Babybug, Ladybug, Children's Playmate, Nature Friend, Turtle and many more.
As a professional storyteller, Dotti has entertained at numerous schools, libraries, museums and festivals since 1993. She takes pride in her vast collection of original stories and folktales, and specializes in “participation” stories, allowing the audience to join in the fun.
Dotti is a member of The Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and the Texas Reading Association.
A native Texan, Dotti lived throughout Texas as a small child, but Houston has been her home since the age of eight. She lives with her husband, two teenage daughters, and a lazy cat named Oliver.