Born Dead on a Winter’s Night (Ozark Mountains Stories Book 1)

Born Dead on a Winter’s Night (Ozark Mountains Stories Book 1)
Genres: Memoirs, Non-Fiction
ASIN: B01H18C844

Love’s Memoir takes us back to a time when growing up meant living off the land, hunting, fishing and farming.

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Love’s Memoir takes us back to a time when growing up meant living off the land, hunting, fishing and farming. Out of necessity, folks pulled together to make a life and find ways to have fun in the beautiful, and at times forbidding, Ozark mountains. It’s a tale of joy and learning and loss in the style of Mark Twain’s timeless adventures of Tom Sawyer. Experience a bygone era of life in a small Ozark community through the story of one boy’s coming of age in a land of rushing spring fed streams, haunted caves and deep woods. More about LOVE ❤️

“Rolland, you are such a rare, witty, and honest writer! You bring us with you on every page.” ‪Deborah Shouse Special to The Kansas City Star ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

I was born dead, in the dead of winter, still as a stone. Blue as the smoky haze that sometimes settles on the Ozark Mountains. I can only imagine the scene: Doc Barnes, a tall rugged-looking man with bushy white hair, worked frantically when he realized there was trouble. His white shirt covered in blood and the flickering light of a kerosene lamp added ghost-like dimension to the scene. Cold enough to see your breath, the only source of heat came from a cast iron wood-burning stove in the living room. I was saved because Doc carried me outside and rolled me in snow that covered the ground from a midwinter storm. The cold caused me to take a breath and I began to cry.
I’m pretty sure starting life dead has had an effect on me. Often, I feel or see or think about something and it stalks me. It might be a word, a name, an animal, a place … This syndrome has been my companion since I was a kid.

What readers and reviewers have to say about my memoir Born Dead on a Winter’s Night.

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

Love, your writing style is Awesome. You’re true life story is one of the Best I have read and I’m a Memoir addict. The way you take readers on a journey dealing with nature, adventure and danger is a wonderful reading experience. You’re stories are unique and filled with wisdom. You are a natural storyteller who thinks outside the box. You know how to make things happen, so much intrigue page after page. You provide excellent insight into your world of premonition and Intuition. Born Dead is an excellent resource for Classrooms, kids will be captivated by your stories and enjoy vicariously life back in the good old days. A friend who put me onto your book said she has read everything you have written, easy to see why.

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About the Author
Rolland Love

Rolland Love is the author of award-winning short stories, novels and a best selling computer book, he is a playwright and a speaker. Love wrote a memoir Born Dead on a Winter’s Day which has received sterling reviews: His stories have received over 1,000 five star reviews.

Rolland was a re-enactor with the Lewis and Clark bicentennial expedition and played the role of Silas Goodrich, expert fisherman. He created a workshop about the adventure, which he presents to schools, libraries, retirement centers, business and civic groups. A video about the adventure:

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