Lorna Collins
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Lorna Collins

Lorna and her husband, Larry Collins, grew up together in Alhambra, California. They have been married for over fifty years and have one daughter, Kimberly. They both love to travel. Larry was an engineer and worked on projects throughout the United States and around the world. Lorna worked in Document and Data Management, IT Change Management, and Technical Writing. She is also an editor and formats manuscripts for print and ebook. Lorna and Larry were both employed in Osaka, Japan building the Universal Studios Japan theme park. Larry was a Project Engineer, responsible for the Jurassic Park, JAWS, and WaterWorld attractions. Lorna was the Document Control Supervisor in the Osaka field office. Their memoir of that experience, "31 Months in Japan: The Building of a Theme Park," was a 2006 EPPIE finalist and named as one of Rebeccas Reads Best nonfiction books of 2005. It is available in Kindle, paperback, and hardbound formats. Their first cozy mystery, "Murder...They Wrote," inspired by a writing conference in Hawaii, was published in 2009 by Whiskey Creek Press. The sequel, "Murder in Paradise," was a 2012 finalist for the EPIC eBook Award for mystery and is available in paperback and on Kindle. Watch for future sequels. Lorna also co-wrote six romance anthologies with friends, Sherry Derr-Wille, Christie Shary, Cheryl Gardarian, and Luanna Rugh. Their titles are "Snowflake Secrets" (Dream Realm and Eric Hoffer Award finalist), "Seasons of Love," "Directions of Love" (2011 EPIC eBook Award winner as best romance anthology), "An Aspen Grove Christmas," "The Art of Love," and "...And a Silver Sixpence in Her Shoe." Their anthologies are available in paperback and on Kindle. "...And a Silver Sixpence in Her Shoe" is also available as an audiobook. Lorna's fantasy/mystery/romance, "Ghost Writer," launched the Mystic Oaks imprint for Oak Tree Books in 2012. It is available in paperback, ebook, and audiobook. Her historical novel, "The Memory Keeper,"written with Larry, is available in paperback, audiobook, and ebook formats. Her short history of San Juan Capistrano, "Jewel of the Missions: San Juan Capistrano" was illustrated with the paintings of Robert L. Schwenck. Lorna edited "Passion, Paradise, Murder," an anthology set in Hawaii. All proceeds go to Read Aloud America, a literacy charity in Hawaii. Visit their website at www.lornalarry.com.

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