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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Lorna Collier  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT C:YA Non-Fiction



Illinois Connection

Collier was born in Illinois and currently resides in northern Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Collier is a writer and editor living near Chicago. Prior to starting her freelance career, she worked as a daily newspaper reporter, a magazine editor, and a TV news producer for an NBC affiliate. She graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BS. She majored in English and minored in journalism. As a freelance writer, she has writeen articles for many newspapers, magazines, and websites. Her first book is titled, ''Tilli's Story: My Thoughts Are Free''. It is about the life of Tilli Schulze, who grew up in a small East German farming village during World War II and the subsequent Soviet occupation. The book has been optioned for film by producer Kathryn Lekan, with German filmmaker Matthias Glasner set to begin work on a screenplay in 2012.

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