Author Collins, Lorna
Lorna Collins and her husband, Larry K. Collins, helped build the Universal Studios Japan theme park in Osaka Japan. Their memoir of that experience, 31 Months in Japan: The Building of a Theme Park, was published in 2005 and was an EPPIE finalist and chosen one of Rebeccas Reads best nonfiction books of 2005.
They have also co-written two cozy mysteries set in Hawaii: Murder…They Wrote and Murder in Paradise, and are currently working on more in the series. The Memory Keeper, published in 2014, is their historical novel set in San Juan Capistrano.
Lorna co-authored six sweet romance anthologies set in the fictional town of Aspen Grove, CO: Snowflake Secrets, Seasons of Love, An Aspen Grove Christmas, The Art of Love, …And a Silver Sixpence in Her Shoe, and Directions of Love, 2011 EPIC eBook Award winner.
Her fantasy/mystery/romance, Ghost Writer, was published in 2012 by Oak Tree Press to launch its Mystic Oaks imprint. It combines elements of fantasy, romance, and mystery. Set in Laguna Beach, CA, this beach read tells the story of Nan Burton, an unemployed programmer who inherits a cottage at the beach, a dog, and a resident ghost. In the course of the story, she and the ghost identify the important things in life.
In addition, Lorna is a professional editor.
When Nan Burton inherits a California beach cottage from her great-great-aunt, she’s delighted. But she’s in for a huge surprise...[read more]