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Larry K. Collins & Lorna Collins
Lorna Lund Collins and Larry Keith Collins were raised in Alhambra, California. Larry studied engineering at California Polytechnic College in Pomona, and Lorna majored in English at California State College at Los Angeles. They have been married for over fifty years.
Larry worked as an engineer on various projects throughout the United States and around the world. Lorna was employed in Document Control, Data Management, IT Change Management, Editing, and Technical Writing.
They were both on the team that built the Universal Studios Japan theme park in Osaka. 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, named as one of Rebeccas Reads Best Nonfiction books of 2005. Their cozy mysteries are, Murder…They Wrote and Murder in Paradise (finalist for the EPIC eBook Award for best mystery). Several more mysteries are planned.
They co-wrote The Memory Keeper, a historical novel set in San Juan Capistrano in the 1800s. They are at work on the sequel, Becoming the Jewel.
Larry's short story collection entitled Lakeview Park was published in December 2011. His sci-fi series is The McGregor Chronicles:Book 1 – Saving Mike, Book 2 – Escape From Eden, Book 3 – Alien Encounter and Book 4 – Kaùsan´s War.
Lorna's first solo novel is the fantasy/mystery/romance called Ghost Writer. She also wrote Jewel of the Missions: San Juan Capistrano, illustrated with the paintings of by Robert L. Schwenck. She is working on another ghost story.
In addition, Lorna has co-written six sweet romance anthologies with friends Christie Shary, Luanna Rugh, Cheryl Gardarian, and Sherry Derr-Wille: Snowflake Secrets (finalist for the Dream Realm and Eric Hoffer awards), Seasons of Love, Directions of Love (winner of the 2011 EPIC eBook Award for best romance anthology), The Art of Love, An Aspen Grove Christmas, and ...And a Silver Sixpence in Her Shoe.
Lorna edits professionally.
All their books are available from the publishers, on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, this website (www.lornalarry.com) and other online book outlets. Follow Lorna’s blog at http://lornacollins-author.blogspot.com.
Lorna & Larry now reside in Dana Point, CA where Larry enjoys surfing nearly every day, and Lorna spends time with family and friends.