Rolland Love

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Rolland Love is the author of award winning short stories, novels and a best selling computer book. His stories have received over 1,000 five star reviews. He created and presents workshops on journaling, writing, storytelling, and life history for children and senior adults. http://tinyurl.com/LovesBest

✔︎ "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.” His publications have received 600 (5) star reviews.http://ozarkstories.com

Rolland was a board member with the Lewis and Clark Historic Kaw Point Park, an environmental group. He was a reenactor with the Lewis and Clark bicentennial expedition and played the role of Silas Goodrich, expert fisherman. Love created a workshop about the adventure, which he presents to schools, libraries, retirement centers and civic groups. http://tinyurl.com/jpsqzna

He co-founded a company that published a software series dealing with health education for young adults. He also directed the Respiratory Care department at Barnes Hospital, a twelve hundred bed teaching institution affiliated with Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri

His Imastory.com authoring website has attracted over 2,000 stories. A few reviews of the site http://tinyurl.com/kfemmg5 Loves books are available on http://ozarkstories.com Love Talks is a 30 minute video http://tinyurl.com/q4dct6c Email: storiesrus1@gmail.com

Where to find Rolland Love online


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Videos

FIRE - FROM- FLINT
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 http://tinyurl.com/327bek

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.

Books

Born Dead on a Winter's Night
Price: Free! Words: 35,610. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Teachers & educators
Rolland Love was born dead! His Memoir takes us to a time when growing up meant living off the land. Folks pulled together to make a life in the beautiful, and at times forbidding, Ozark mountains. It’s a tale of joy, learning and loss in the style of Mark Twain’s timeless adventures of Tom Sawyer. It’s a story of one boy’s coming of age in a land of rushing streams, haunted caves and deep wood
Love's Look @ Ozark Life
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,620. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Inspirational
Rolland Love's award winning novels Blue Hole and the sequel River's Edge have received over (300) five star reviews. Review: Amazon Kindle — Featured Author Review — “Rolland Love’s writing transfigures his Ozark Mountains stories into a series of fantastic tales Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer could have only dreamed of.”
Random Memories by Rolland Love & His Assistant, "Sunny Dog"
Series: Ozark Mountains Stories, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,280. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Rolland Love's novels and short stories have received over (1,000) five star reviews. Love's writing appeals not only to children, but to their parents, teachers and grandparents as well. Readers feel the magnetism in every page of Love's work and his style is likened to that of Mark Twain.” Joyce Rabas, Senior Editor.
Toe Tags & TNT
Series: Ozark Mountains Stories, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,050. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
Toe Tags and TNT is not a book for the faint hearted. This is a vivid and rollicking adventure inspired by a true life experience. A wild cross-country trip begins in Las Vegas, where Harley, an aging psychotic wired with explosives and holding a revolver, kidnaps two young environmental engineers, a hippie named Moon Love and a Alberta a roadie who captures Harley's heart at first sight.
River's Edge Novel
Series: Ozark Mountains Stories, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,100. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00)
Enjoyed by all reading ages. River’s Edge is a sequel to Blue Hole. Two captivating mystery suspense novels that have received (500) five star reviews. The story crept out of me when my brother and I took my grandsons Nick and Jake on a camping trip. I could never have imagined we would relive the horror of a murder committed at the Blue Hole the last time Dub and I were there in 1949.
Blue Hole
Series: Ozark Mountains Stories, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,760. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
(5.00)
Blue Hole and the sequel River's Edge are mystery suspense novels that have received over (500) five star reviews. Enjoyed by all reading ages. Amazon Kindle—Featured Author Review—Rolland Love “Rolland Love’s writing transfigures his stories into a series of fantastic tales Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer could have only dreamed of. A compelling adventure. Enjoyed by all reading ages."
Ozark Mountains Dark Side Stories
Series: Ozark Mountains Stories, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,230. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Horror, Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Crime & mystery
“Death by Lightning”, “The Sparrow Man” and “The Time I Almost Drown” are all fiction based on real life events. Dark Side and Toe Tags & TNT are the only adult books in the Ozark Mountains series, all of the other novels and short stories books are enjoyed by all ages.
Back In The Day ... more Ozark Mountain Stories
Series: Ozark Mountains Stories, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,350. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Inspirational
(5.00)
Amazon Kindle — Featured Author Review — “Rolland Love’s writing transfigures his Ozark Mountains stories into a series of fantastic tales Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer could have only dreamed of.” AWARD WINNING STORIES about families, homemade ice cream, apple pie, horses, dogs, cats, birds, mystery, fishing, farms, gardens, baptism in the river, mom, dad, kid's, smoke house, outhouse "Privy."
Ozark Mountains Fishing Stories
Series: Ozark Mountains Stories, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,320. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Fishing, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00)
“Rolland Love’s writing appeals not only to children, but to their parents, teachers and grandparents as well. Readers feel the magnetism in every page of Love's work, and soon find themselves yearning for the peace and simplicity of a Fishing Hole. Love's ability to create such a setting and people it with memorable characters has prompted reviewers to liken his style to that of Mark Twain"

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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!”