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.