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Larry K. and Lorna Collins, a husband/wife team, co-wrote "31 Months in Japan: The Building of a Theme Park," "The Memory Keeper," and the Agapé Jones Hawaiian mysteries: "Murder…They Wrote" and "Murder in Paradise." Larry wrote "Lakeview Park" and "The McGregor Chronicles" sci-fi series. Lorna wrote "Ghost Writer"and the Aspen Grove romance anthologies. She also edits professionally.


Background Information

Lorna Lund and Larry Collins grew up together in Alhambra, California. Larry studied engineering at California Polytechnic College in Pomona, and Lorna was an English major at California State College at Los Angeles. They have been married for nearly fifty years and have one daughter, Kimberly.

Larry spent many years as an engineer working on 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 both were employed in Osaka on 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, named as one of Rebeccas Reads Best Nonfiction books of 2005. Their mysteries, set in Hawaii, are Murder…They Wrote and Murder in Paradise. The latter was a finalist for the 2012 EPIC eBook award. They plan several more in this series.

Lorna co-wrote a series of sweet romance anthologies, set in the mythical town of Aspen Grove, Colorado, with friends Sherry Derr-Wille, Christie Shary, Luanna Rugh, and Cheryl Gardarian: Snowflake Secrets (a finalist for the Dream Realm and Eric Hoffner awards), Seasons of Love, Directions of Love (winner of the 2011 EPIC eBook Award for best romance anthology), An Aspen Grove Christmas, The Art of Love, and …And a Silver Sixpence in Her Shoe.

Lorna’s solo work is a ‘beach read’ called Ghost Writer. Larry’s collection of short stories is entitled Lakeview Park. His latest project is his sci-fi series, The McGregor Chronicles. Book 1 – Saving Mike is now available, and Book 2 – Escape From Eden, will be published soon.

Their latest joint venture is The Memory Keeper, a historical novel set in San Juan Capistrano, California in the 1800s, told from the point-of-view of a Juaneño Indian.

All their books are available from the publishers, on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, their 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 as often as possible, and Lorna spends time with family and friends. They have several more books in the queue.

Birth Place
Los Angeles, CA USA
Accomplishments

On July 20, 2005, the authors were featured in a front page news article in the Orange County Register. http://msnbc.msn.com/id/8642523/
31 Months in Japan: The Building of a Theme Park is currently entered in several writing contests and was a finalist for the 2006 EPPIE award for nonfiction. It has receved many excellent reviews, and can be found on online bookstores throughout the world.

Additional Information

Larry has branched into Science Fiction with the first two books in the McGregor Chronicles series.

Contact Information
31 Months LLC
25441 Neptune Drive 
Dana Point CA 92629   USA
Contact Author: Larry K. and Lorna Collins
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Larry K. & Lorna Collins
Website for Lorna and Larry Collins. Information about all their books can be located here.

31 Months in Japan
The Orange County Register feature article on Lorna and Larry Collins ran on the front page of the paper on July 20, 2005.

Lagunita Writers' Group
Home page for the Lagunita Writers' Group






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