Southern History With Heart
An award-winning author of novels for readers of all ages Dorothy Love is currently at work on her 17th book. Her well-researched, heartwarming novels of Southern life, friends, and family reflect the emotions, concerns, and values of women everywhere.
Growing up in McNairy County, Tennessee, Doro attended Bethel Springs Presbyterian Church and the local grade school where she spent every spare moment writing stories to share with her classmates. As a college student in Texas majoring in teaching and English literature, she co-edited her university newspaper. After earning a masters degree and a Ph.D, she authored dozens of magazine articles before breaking into book publishing with a number of award-winning novels for preteens and young adults. The Hickory Ridge series (Thomas Nelson Fiction) marked her adult fiction debut. Currently she is at work on several stand alone historical novels set in her beloved South.
When she isn’t busy writing or researching her next book, Doro loves hiking and hanging out with her husband Ron and their two golden retrievers, Major and Jake. Lifelong avid travelers, the Loves have explored the cities and the back country of New Zealand, photographed the Cuna Indians of the San Blas Islands, traversed the Panama Canal, explored Bermuda on motor scooters, and combed the best beaches in Hawaii and the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.
For more than twenty years they have collected antique maps depicting their many ports of call, chiefly those maps by 19th century mapmaker and engraver John Rapkin. Published by John Tallis of London, Rapkin’s maps in the 1851 edition of Tallis’ Illustrated Atlas are among the most visually appealing of the Victorian age. The Loves make their home in the Texas hill country.
TOP TEN TRAVEL EXPERIENCES
A steamship cruise to a working sheep ranch in Queenstown, New Zealand. The sheep men sheared a sheep in under a minute. Amazing to watch.
Riding the ferry with the locals from Salt Kettle to Hamilton, Bermuda. Shopping at Trimmingham’s and having Outerbridges she -crab soup.
Traversing the Panama Canal aboard the MS Nieuw Amsterdam. The canal is a mind-boggling achievement that cost many men their lives during construction.
Witnessing volcano eruptions on the Island of Hawaii and watching the sunrise at Haleakala.
Worshiping on Christmas Eve in Christchurch Cathedral, Christchurch, New Zealand. The boys’ choir was truly angelic. Best Christmas Eve ever.
Flying into Pappeete, Tahiti at 3 in the morning bleary-eyed and excited.
Watching Old Faithful erupt at Yellowstone National Park, California
Driving through vast herds of elk at dusk in the Grand Tetons
Eating a Cuban sandwich in Old St. Augustine, Florida. Best Cuban sandwich ever.
Waking up on Kiawah Island, South Carolina.