Rolland Love is the author of award winning short stories, novels and a best selling computer book. Rolland is a co-author of Homegrown in the Ozarks: Mountain Meals and Memories, a cookbook of Ozark recipes and nostalgic essays that was a finalist for best book in Missouri. His latest release is an 80 minute Audio CD titled Ozark Mountains FISHING STORIES. Love is known for his MARK TWAIN style of writing.
Among his acting forays, are roles as a doctor on the TV show “Mystery Diagnosis” and comic character in “Salt Beat”, a stage play by Tom Cherones former director of television''''s “Seinfeld”. A standardized patient at the University of Kansas and University of Missouri Schools of Medicine and a medical healer at the Renaissance Festival in Bonner Springs, Kansas.
Love was a member of the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery during the Bicentennial in 2004 and played Silas Goodrich, expert fisherman. He developed a monologue and workshop from his journal entries, which he has presented over 100 times to schools, libraries, bookstores, Boy Scouts, Camp Fire USA and retirement and assisted living centers. He has also combined his experience as author and adventurer and developed a journaling, writing and storytelling workshop for children.
He is a board member of the non-profit organization Lewis and Clark Historic Kaw Point Park that was voted Best Park in the metro area.
At the request of Johnson County Library in Overland Park, Kansas, Rolland created a one-hour monologue about why it is important for senior adults to write their life story. There are 50 million Americans over the age of 65 and only a limited number have written their life story.
Rolland 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 in St. Louis, Missouri affiliated with Washington University.