ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
 

About Myself



CONTACT ME

Email: imagobooks@me.com

Instant Messaging: Twitter @LornaSuzuki

Groups:  Authorsden.com








MY FAVORITES

Books: The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Man in the Iron Mask, Quantum Enchantment Series, Uther, The Dawning of Power


Writers: Alexandre Dumas, Kim Falconer, Jack Whyte, Brian Rathbone, Terry Brooks


Quote: Illegitime non carborundum (Don’t let the bastards grind you down!)


Food: Pasta, Sushi, Pub-Style Wings & Chocolate (lots of chocolate...)


Travel Desinations: Been to: California, Florida, New Zealand, Australia, Hawaii, Mexico, Japan. Planning to go to Spain, Portugal and return to New Zealand & Australia. (Very partial to warm, tropical regions.)

 
 

A fan of swashbuckling adventure novels by Alexandre Dumas of The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo fame, Lorna Suzuki had noticed that it was always the men going off on great adventures and enjoying the camaraderie of a brotherhood. Most often, the women were portrayed as the damsels-in-distress.

In writing the Imago fantasy series, by adding a female protagonist, one that is reluctantly accepted into this brotherhood, the author drew on some of her own experiences as a woman in a once male-dominated field of law enforcement and martial arts to bring Nayla Treeborn the female warrior to life.

With over twenty-five years experience in various forms of martial arts, Suzuki is a 5th-dan practitioner and instructor of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, a martial arts system incorporating six traditional samurai schools and three schools of ninjutsu under Japanese Soke, Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi. Although Budo Taijutsu has a very long and rich history in Japan and is steeped in tradition, is only now growing in popularity. Practitioners of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu do not compete in the sports arena as the techniques incorporated into this system are used strictly for self-defense, never as a sport. To learn more about Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, please visit Shihan Phillip Legare's website @ www.shinkentaijutsu.com

When Suzuki is not writing the next installment of the Imago series or her new Young Adult Fantasy Series, The Dream Merchant Saga, she is a scriptwriter specializing in biographic documentaries for TV. Suzuki is also currently a consultant/scriptwriter on the PBS TV series ‘West Coast Adventures’.

In late 2010, the first three novels of the Imago Chronicles series were optioned for a major motion picture trilogy for worldwide theatrical release. Book One A Warrior’s Tale is now in development and full production is slated for 2013.

Lorna has appeared on MTV Canada and Urban Rush. She has also been a featured presenter at the Langley Fine Arts and Coast Meridian schools and a guest speaker at Fleetwood, Guildford, Surrey City Center, George Mackie and Langley Public Libraries as well as WriteOn Bowen Literary Festival! Lorna is also a regular panelist/workshop host at VCon, Vancouver’s premier science fiction and fantasy convention. 2014 marks her first appearance at the Emerald City Comicon in Seattle, Washington!


She resides in the suburbs outside of Vancouver, BC with her husband Scott White, a talented videographer and Bujinkan Shidoshi, and her charming, teenaged daughter Nia.

 

Writing With My Heart, Soul

& One Wild Imagination!