This St. Louis, Mo. Native began his writing career in the classroom at the tender age of nine, when he entered and won a poetry contest. Lonnie began a trend thereafter by winning every contest that he entered. After the early days of dominating poetry contests, Love found himself in the midst of taking on more challenges that involved writing. In middle school he entered and won a ‘Composition Explosion’ in which he had written over 100 essays with different topics in one week. Needless to say, one would have to be very creative to pull off such a feat. Love did not stop there; after winning a host of other writing competitions, being captain of the debate team and writing for the school newspaper, he began writing plays for a hobby, in which others enjoyed and looked forward to on a regular basis.
Love not only had a knack for writing, but also a passion for putting a smile on people’s face. As a matter of fact, it was often thought that Love was a comedian by those who knew him as well as those that meet him. He prides himself on the notion of being named the class clown for 7 years straight and simultaneously maintaining a 3.5 G.P.A. Love believes that laughter is a crucial part of life and that it should be had by everyone. After high school Love tried his hand at comedy for a year to see where he stood on stage and decided to step down to follow his next passion, which was acting.
Lonnie Love has starred in several plays and received rave reviews in local productions including Unity Theatre’s “Brother Man” and “Sparkle.” And he was in the hit stage production, “When All Is Said and Done” and “The Dutchmen.” Although he has taken a break from the stage, the desire and passion still exist for theatre.
One of Love’s greatest accomplishments is when he sold 1000 books without a lot of promotions or too much recognition. Love hit the streets and let his writings do the talking. Motivated by the pessimist views of others and the thought that it cannot be done, Love has not looked back and relies on his ambition and his faith in ‘God’ to do big things in the future.
Love’s talent goes beyond the books, as he is currently looking into producing and writing plays, and writing songs for different labels. Love wants it to be known that without a vision there is no hope and without hope, there is no future. Stay tuned for more to come from Mr. Love.