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Lorna Collins

Lorna Collins was raised in Alhambra, CA where she earned honors in English. Between 1998 and 2001, she worked in Japan on the Universal Studios theme park with her husband, Larry. Their memoir of that experience, 31 Months in Japan: The Building of a Theme Park was published in 2005 and was a finalist for the 2006 nonfiction EPPIE award. Today she and Larry reside in Dana Point, CA.

Lorna co-authored the Aspen Grove sweet romance anthologies: Snowflake Secrets, Seasons of LoveDirections of Love (winner of the 2011 EPIC eBook Award for anthology), An Aspen Grove Christms, The Art of Love, and ...And a Silver Sixpence in Her Shoe. The first four were co-written with the same group of authors: Sherry Derr-Wille, Luanna Rugh, and Christie Shary. Cheryl Gardarian made her debut in An Aspen Grove Christmas..She joined Lorna, Sherry, and Luanna for The Art of Love and ...And A Silver Sixpence in Her Shoe.

In addition, Lorna and Larry have written two cozy mysteries: Murder… They Wrote and Murder in Paradise. They are working on two sequels.

Their latest collaboration is The Memory Keeper, a historical novel set in San Juan Capsistrano, California in the 1800s.

Lorna's first solo work, Ghost Writer, is a fantasy, romance, mystery, set in Southern California. She's working on another fantasy novel.

Several of her works have won and finaled in various contests.

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Current Releases
Four women in Aspen Grove, Colorado will discover the extra blessing this old tradition brings when a silver sixpence appears to change each of their lives. Find out how each of them finds this special good luck promise of love. "Something Ol...
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...And a Silver Sixpence in Her Shoe
The Memory Keeper is the story of Tomas Romero, a native of the Acjachemen band whom the Spanish rename Juaneno. Born in 1820 in San Juan Capistrano, Tomas attends the mission school where, in addition to the catechism, he learns to read, write,...
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The Memory Keeper
Finding love is an art, and these artists (and aspiring artists) discover that love, like art, requires more than talent. "The Chapel of Love" - Cheryl Gardarian Moving to Colorado changes Darcy Oma Green's life. Saddled with D.O...
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The Art of Love
When unemployed computer programmer Nan Burton inherits a California beach cottage from her great-great-aunt, she’s delighted. But she’s in for a huge surprise: The house is haunted by the ghost of famous romance writer Max Murdoch ...
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Ghost Writer
On an early morning paddle, Agapé Jones' outrigger team finds a body in the water off Maui, thrusting him into unexpected danger. Agapé Jones, retired NYPD detective, is asked to act as special investigator in the murder of fam...
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Murder in Paradise
"Cory’s Christmas" – Sherry Derr-Wille Cory never expected to run Baker’s Secret Hideaway, but when she needs help, Dex Trenton enters her life in more ways than one. "Christmas Day" – Luanna Rugh ...
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An Aspen Grove Christmas
Best friends Kimi, Melinda, Jacque, and Lilianna grew up in Aspen Grove, Colorado, but went in separate directions after high school. Now they’re invited to their twentieth high school reunion. They want to see each other again, but will the...
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Directions of Love
What if a retired NYPD officer is asked to investigate a mysterious death at the National Authors Conference where various attendees offer their theories and suspicions? Murder…They Wrote answers this question as Agapé Jones, retired...
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Murder...They Wrote
"Spring's Fling" by Sherry Derr-Wille:When Spring Morrison asks the Easter Bunny for a perfect man, she has no idea that her mother will use the opportunity to play matchmaker with Wade Parker. Does mother know best? ...
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Seasons of Love
Can a simple crocheted snowflake contain magic? The Sullivan sisters think so. On Christmas Eve, 1958, Great Aunt Maude gives a unique snowflake ornament to each of them: Allegra—thirteen, Sonata—twelve, Melody—nine, and Carole&m...
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Snowflake Secrets
One day in the summer of 1998, Lorna Collins stepped off a train into a sea of black heads and realized she was foreign and in Japan to stay. She and her husband, Larry, had relocated to build Universal Studios Japan in Osaka. 31 Months in Japan: ...
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31 Months in Japan: The Building of a Theme Park

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