Rolland Love

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Rolland Love is the author of award winning short stories, novels, plays and a best selling computer book. His stories have received 500 five star reviews. He created and presents workshops on journaling, writing, storytelling.

✔︎ "To understand Overland Park writer Rolland Love, think Mark Twain." Nick Kowalczyk, The Kansas City Star.

✔︎ Amazon Kindle Book Review: “Love’s writing transfigures his Ozark Mountains stories into a series of fantastic tales Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer could have only dreamed of.”

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Rolland Love starts a fire using a flint rock, metal striker, jute twine and cheese cloth on the Lost Niangua River. Preparing to cook a mess of crispy fried smallmouth bass. The recipe is in Homegrown in the Ozarks: Mountain Meals and Memories a cookbook co-authored by Love that was a "Finalist for Best Book About Missouri" A cookin' on TV video

My First Camping Trip in the Ozark Mountains
I was eight years old the first time I camped in the Ozark Mountains. Dad and I pitched our tent on a gravel bar at the Jacks Fork River. At night sat around the campfire with a full moon overhead. I was lulled to sleep by the jug-a-rum croaking of a bullfrog in a slough. Many camping trips have come and gone since that summer long ago, but none so memorable as the first one—just me and Dad, swimming, fishing, and exploring the river for three whole days, seeing nary another soul.

Rolland Love's favorite authors on Smashwords

James McLaughlin
Latest book: Two Billion Reasons to Kill???. Published January 30, 2012. (4.33 from 3 reviews)

Smashwords book reviews by Rolland Love

  • The Leveler on Dec. 14, 2011

    "The Leveler" reminded me a lot of John Sandford's earlier "Prey" books. Filled with tension, McLaughlin's book will keep you on the edge of your seat." I've read The James Charade by McLaughlin as well and I can hardly wait for him to finish book #3. You, Mr. Jim, are a word wizard and literary master!
  • The James Charade on Dec. 14, 2011

    “The James Charade is a great book and will make a great movie! Your style is so much like Lawrence Sanders I thought he had been resurrected. You promised to make me laugh out loud and I did so many times. Keep up the good work, I look forward to more of your five star stories in the future. Great that you're writing a 3rd novel!”