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This husband and wife are the authors of nine books: "31 Months in Japan: The Building of a Theme Park," "Murder ...They Wrote," "Murder in Paradise." Larry's solo book is "Lakeview Park" a short story collection. Lorna's is a fantasy/mystery/romance called "Ghost Writer." She also co-wrote "Snowflake Secrets," "Seasons of Love," "Directions of Love," "An Aspen Grove Christmas."

Background Information

Lorna Lund and Larry Collins were raised in Alhambra, California. Larry went to California Polytechnic College in Pomona, and Lorna attended California State College at Los Angeles. They have been married for many years and have one daughter, Kimberly.

Larry worked as an engineer and spent many years involved in various projects throughout the United States and around the world. Lorna was employed in Document Control, Data Management, IT Change Management, and Technical Writing.

They both worked 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, and is available in ebook, paperback, and hardbound formats.

Their mysteries, Murder…They Wrote and Murder in Paradise were published by Whiskey Creek Press in ebook and paperback formats. They plan several more in this series.

Lorna has also written anthologies with friends Christie Shary, Luanna Rugh and Sherry Derr-Wille, also published by Whiskey Creek Press. Snowflake Secrets  was a finalist for the Dream Realm and Eric Hoffner awards. Seasons of Love was published on Valentine’s Day 2009. Directions of Love won the 2011 EPIC eBook Award for best romance anthology. An Aspen Grove Christmas was published on December 1, 2010 with the debut of new author, Cheryl Gardarian. The Art of Love is scheduled for publication in September of 2013. All are available in ebook and paperback. The group is currently writing several more anthologies.

Lorna’sfantasy/mystery/romance called Ghost Writer was published in June 2012 by Oak Tree Press. Another in the genre, Sofia’s Garden, is on her to-do list.

Larry’ collection of short stories entitled Lakeview Park was published in December 2012.

All their books are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, their website ( and other online book outlets..

Lorna & Larry now reside in Dana Point, CA where Larry enjoys surfing as often as he can and Lorna continues to edit for several publishers as well as privately.

Birth Place
Los Angeles, CA USA

On July 20, 2005, the authors were featured in a front page news article in the Orange County Register.
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

Lorna and Larry are members of the Lagunita Writers' Group and EPIC. Lorna's anthology, Snowflake Secrets, written with Sherry Derr-Wille, Luanna Rugh and Christie Shary was published in 2008. And "Seasons of Love" was published in 2009. Together they have completed their second book, a mystery entitled "Murder ...They Wrote," and are working on two sequels to that book.

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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