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The Memory Keeper is the story of Tomás Romero, a native of the Acjachemen band, whom the Spanish renamed Juaneño. Born in 1820 in San Juan Capistrano, Tomás attends the mission school where, in addition to the catechism, he learns to read, write, and cipher—uncommon for the Indians in San Juan at the time. Because Tomás assists the padres, he becomes aware of the world outside the small religious community. During his lifetime, he experiences the rule of Spain, Mexico, and finally, the United States. He survives drought, floods, plagues, the secularization of the mission property, and its return to the church. He also marries, raises two children, makes many friends, and provides assistance to the priests. He becomes co-owner of a mercantile. Although his story is rich with local history, it is, in the end, an engaging family saga with characters who come alive on the pages.

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Lorna Lund and Larry Collins were raised in Alhambra, California, where they attended grammar school and high school together. Larry went to California Polytechnic College in Pomona, and Lorna was an English major at California State College at Los Angeles. They have been married for nearly fifty 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, Editing, 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, finalist for the 2012 EPIC eBook award, were published by Whiskey Creek Press in ebook and paperback formats. They plan several more in this series. Lorna has also written a series of romance anthologies, set in the mythical town of Aspen Grove, Colorado, with friends Sherry Derr-Wille, Christie Shary, and Luanna Rugh, all published by Whiskey Creek Press. Snowflake Secrets, published in 2008, 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 released just in time for Christmas of 2010 with the debut of new author, Cheryl Gardarian. Lorna, Sherry, Cheryl, and Luanna teamed up again for 2013’s The Art of Love. All are available in ebook and paperback. The group is currently writing several more anthologies. Lorna’s fantasy/mystery/romance called Ghost Writer was published in June 2012 by Oak Tree Press. Larry’s collection of short stories entitled Lakeview Park was published in December 2011. All their books are available from the publishers, on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, their website (www.lornalarry.com) and other online book outlets. Follow Lorna’s blog at http://lornacollins-author.blogspot.com.

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