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Monday, February 27, 2012

Meet the Author Monday - Catherine Bybee


Welcome, Catherine. Please share a brief bio.

NY Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Catherine Bybee has been addicted to romance since her teens. After spending a decade of her life working as an RN in urban emergency rooms, Catherine is now dedicated to writing happily-ever-afters for the world to love. Catherine is married and raising two sons in Southern California. She loves hearing from her readers so feel free to visit her at: www.catherinebybee.com. Twitter @catherinebybee
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Why do you write the stories you write?
 
What can I say...I love romance. LOVE IT. There are so many things we can do inside of the romance genre that I don't have to write outside my genre to find satisfaction. I can travel in time, grow wings and fly, or simply fall in love will a bazillionaire.
 
What are your writing goals for this year?
 
I want to continue my Indie/Self Publishing route and generate a name for myself. I wouldn't mind hitting that USA Today Bestseller list again. That had to be a personal high for me as a writer. I'm going to my first RWA National conference in July. I want to personally meet more fans and try and sign more books.
 
Do you have any releases scheduled for this year?
 
I want to release three contemporaries this year and finish writing the 5th book in my time travel series to release by January 2013 at the latest. That might sound like a lot, but in reality that is only 2 1/2 books for me since I've already finished one of those contemporaries and am 1/2 through the next. Good times!
 
What do you like to read? 
 
Romance--duah! Actually, I will read all kinds of things but I prefer romance. I don't have nearly enough time to read these days, but I still find the time when my family and I are in the RV traveling which is all the time.
 
What would you like to know from readers?
 
I have the greatest fans of the planet. They let me know when they loved one of my books and ask me about my next release. I love taking my readers accross genres within romance. My contemporary readers will pick up one of my paranormals and vise versa, which is great. I think I might ask my readers what they'd like to see me write. I know they want the next two books in my time travel series... and more books in my Weekday Bride Series, but what else? I enjoy a writing prompt like many other writers.

Helen Adams has a knack for finding lost objects, but the Simon McAllister she finds isn’t what she expected. The missing California teen is now a grown man—a kilted, sword wielding, Highland warrior.
 
A mysterious Druid book and Helen’s sixth sense send her to Scotland in search of a missing boy. After being attacked by strange men dressed in medieval garb, a handsome, desirable hero answering to the boy’s name rescues her. No one is more surprised than she to find herself in sixteenth century Scotland. Unable to deny the reality of time travel, Helen discovers smoldering passion with a man destined to leave her.
 
Simon has lived his Druid life in two very different worlds, two vastly different times, and when Helen practically lands in his lap, he knows his life is about to change forever. There are enemies in California lying in wait for her, and an army in Scotland closing in on his family. Simon is the only person who can protect her. But when she learns his most guarded secret, will she still want him? Can Helen love a Highland Shifter?

3 comments:

Jana Richards said...

Catherine, this sounds like an amazing read. I wish you continued success!

Catherine Bybee said...

Thanks, Jana... and thanks for having me on your blog again, Emma. It's always nice to be here.

Emma Lai said...

Thanks, Catherine, for visiting. And congratulations on all you success!