Tell Me a Story
About the Book
A book of 42 short stories that add up to a memoir of Donna Rankin Love's life. The topics range from her parents' wedding day through her childhood in small towns of southwest Oregon to her family life on the San Francisco Peninsula.
Donna's source of material seems endless, including growing up with three brothers and raising four sons born within five years. In 1986 she joined 400 others to walk from Los Angeles to New York to Washington, DC in the Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament. She also writes about her current life in a historic California coastal community.
You'll be entertained and touched by her stories that cover so much of daily life that is a part of each of us. Her short stories inspire others to write their own stories. Who can forget the day a child wandered off or decided to drop out of grade school? You'll love reading Donna's stories as they rekindle such memories.
Donna believes that writing your stories is a wonderful way to increase awareness and appreciation of life's experiences and see the humor in it. In her talks about the book, she focuses on changing her audience's attitudes about writing their life stories. Her paradigm breaker is - you don't have to start at the beginning!