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Lorna Collins

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Lorna Collins co-authored 31 Months in Japan: The Building of a Theme Park, a memoir, published in 2005 with her husband, Larry K. Collins. They are also the authors of two cozy mysteries: Murder...They Wrote, and Murder in Paradise. Their latest collaboration is The Memory Keeper, a historical novel.
She and her husband completed a story idea begun by her brother following his death. Dominic Drive is a coming-of age story set in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Lorna has co-written six romance anthologies: Snowflake Secrets, Seasons of Love, Directions of Love (2011 EPIC eBook Award for Romance Anthology), The Art of Love, ...And a Silver Sixpence in Her Shoe, and An Aspen Grove Christmas
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Lorna Collins I am usually working on at least two different books at the same time. If I get stuck on one, I work on the other.
Lorna Collins The satisfaction when your work is finished. I "craft" my writing. I do lots of research and carefully create characters and put them in creative but …moreThe satisfaction when your work is finished. I "craft" my writing. I do lots of research and carefully create characters and put them in creative but believable situations. I'm also my best--and worst--critic. I look for all plot holes and errors. Once I have gone through the manuscript several times, sent it to my beta readers (because no one--even a professional editor--catches her own errors), finishing the book and having it published is a thrill.(less)
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ON THE WINGS OF FREEDOM

 I recently wrote about my ancestor, William Blackwood, who was a publisher and editor. In the last few years, I have done more editing and publishing than writing. I love helping others achieve their dreams of being published authors. In the next few weeks, I will share with you some of the wonderful books I have been privileged to work on. (I help the writers I work with to self-publish their bo

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A very different love story. When a woman discovers her husband has been unfaithful to her and his mistress is expecting a baby, she forms an alliance with the woman. They become best friends and form an family. Of course, romance enters the picture ...more
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" This is still not possible. How long will it take to get this functionality? "
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"This is a coming of age story about a teenager who finds himself homeless and alone in a Southern California suburb in the late 1950s. Charlie’s story is told through the eyes of a younger boy who not only befriends him, but idolizes him as Charlie’s" Read more of this review »
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"Although this is very short, it is long enough to bring a smile to the reader's face and a promise of happy-ever-after. A delightful reading start to the new year. "
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"A Heartwarming Christmas Story

A sweet Christmas short story. It's a quick read and has that happily-ever-after warmth. Appropriate for all ages to enjoy"
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Lorna Collins Christine wrote: "thanks for being my friend"

You're welcome. Check out my books on Goodreads, too.


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


message 3: by Beth

Beth Hi Lorna,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author on Goodreads!


message 2: by Lorna

Lorna Collins Thanks for yours as well!


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Zetta HI LORNA!!! Thanks for the add :D

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