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Eileen Dreyer / Kathleen Korbel

Dreyer won her first publishing award in 1987, being named the best new Contemporary Romance Author by RT Bookclub. Since that time she has also garnered not only five other writing awards from RT, but five RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, which secures her only the fourth place in the Romance Writers of America prestigious Hall of Fame. Since extending her reach to suspense, she has also garnered a coveted Anthony Award nomination.

A frequent speaker at conferences, she maintains membership in Romance Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and, just in case things go wrong, Emergency Nurses Association and International Association of Forensic Nurses.

Eileen is an addicted traveler, having sung in some of the best Irish pubs in the world, and admits she sees research as a handy way to salve her insatiable curiosity. She counts film producers, police detectives and Olympic athletes as some of her sources and friends. She's also trained in forensic nursing and death investigation, although she doesn't see herself actively working in the field, unless this writing thing doesn't pan out.

Kathleen is Eileen's evil twin, responsible for most of her romance novels, all for Silhouette, and four of her five RITAs. Her books range from slapstick to serious issues like illiteracy, anorexia and PTSD. Her book A ROSE FOR MAGGIE, about a woman whose beloved daughter has Down Syndrome, has been named on multiple lists of top romance novels of all time.

A retired trauma nurse, Eileen lives in her native St. Louis with her husband, children, and large and noisy Irish family, of which she is the reluctant matriarch. She has animals but refuses to subject them to the limelight.
Romantic suspense, paranormal romace, romance novellas, medical-forensic suspenses
                                                  A Rose for Maggie                                           

How much is he willing to give up for her?

It would be too easy for Alison Henley to fall for children's book author Joe Burgett. Joe feels the same way about Alison, but Alison has a baby named Maggie, and Maggie has special needs. Is Joe
ready to be her father?