|Location||St. Louis, Missouri, United States|
|Introduction||I'm a native St. Louisan who spent twenty years working in hospitals, 16 as a trauma nurse in two of the biggest trauma centers in St. Louis. I'm from a large Irish Catholic family, am married, have my own kids, and now pursue my second career and biggest dream, writing books. The genres I specialize in right now are romance, which I write as Kathleen Korbel, and suspense, which I write as Eileen Dreyer. My dreams are to make the New York Times list, to see a book made into a movie, to see more places in the world, and to have land in Ireland. All my other dreams have been realized.|
|Interests||Besides writing and researching, travel, sports(particularly St. Louis Cardinal baseball), gardening, reading, needlework, did I say traveling?, history, Ireland, Irish traditional music, geneology, did I say travel?|
|Favorite Movies||In no particular order: Lord of the Ring trilogy(saw it 11 times), Into the West, Matchmaker, While You Were Sleeping, United 93, Holiday, Prisoner of Zenda(Ronald Coleman), People Will Talk, Little Miss Sunshine, Love Actually, Memento, Children of God, The Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest, Pride of the Yankees, Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, Arsenic and Old Lace, Gunga Din, 1776, Pirates of Penzance, Braveheart, Last of the Mohicans, Forever Young, Die Hard, Lethal Weapon I, Henry V(Kenneth Brannagh), Sense and Sensibility, Fisher King, Ryan's Daughter, Lion in Winter, Manchurian Candidate, Wag the Dog, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Grand Prix(I like race cars, too), Help! A Hard Day's Night|
|Favorite Music||good old rock n'roll, including but not limited to Led Zeppelin, Beatles, Aerosmith, Evanescence, Santana, Nickleback, Staind, Crosby Stills Nash and sometimes Young, Nickel Creek, Chris Isaacs, Loreena McKennitt, Sarah McLaughlin, traditional Irish music, including Martin Hayes, Chieftans, Clannad, Oisin, Fairport Convention, Pogues, classics, opera, especially Puccini and Mozart, Handel's Messiah, bluegrass, musical theater, crossover like Willie Nelson, Norah Jones, Rosemary Clooney, Melissa Ethridge|
|Favorite Books||Too many to name, Pride and Prejudice, Fahrenheit 451, Dune, Jane Eyre, Animal Dreams, All the King's Men, Grass Harp, Sean Heaney's translation of Beowulf, anything by Dick Francis, Tami Hoag, Nora Roberts, Jan Burke, Karyn Witmer, Julia London, Julia Ross, Orson Scott Card, Melanie Rawn, Laura Resnick, poetry by Heaney, Wallace, Yeats, Byron, e.e. cummings|
Your pajamas have duckies on them. Why did you switch from choo-choos?
I hate the Industrial Revolution