Lorna Lund and Larry Collins were raised in Alhambra, California. They attended grammar school and high school together. Larry went to California Polytechnic College in Pomona, and Lorna attended California State College at Los Angeles. They have been married for over forty-five 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. 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 (www.lornalarry.com) and other online book outlets..
Lorna & Larry now reside in Dana Point, CA where Larry enjoys surfing as often as he can and Lorna spends time with family and friends.