Rodo spent the first few years of his life in a small village called Rijeka Crnojevica, in Montenegro (formerly a part of Yugoslavia). The next few years he lived in Salzburg, Austria. His family then immigrated to the United States. This diversity of cultures and languages has inspired Rodo to read, write, and have fun with words, especially telling stories. He has worked with young children for over 45 years, as a teacher, translator, and mentor. In addition, he has raised four of his own, and now grows with his grandkids. Currently, Rodo lives in a larger village, Phoenix, Arizona, with his loving wife, Susan, and some of the kids—who all constantly help him with his English.
- Rodo and Susan use 100% of the profits from the Grammy Knows Books sales to produce, purchase, and donate more books to schools, libraries, and nonprofit agencies working on literacy—over 130 organizations, so far!