Hi Catherine. Thanks for stopping over at Night Owl Reviews again. It's lovely to have you. Please tell us about your book, "Not Quite Perfect".
This West Coast, East Coast relationship has been brewing for over a year. Not Quite Perfect takes place where Not Quite Forever left off. Mary, a skeptical therapist has flirted around the self proclaimed player, Glen Fairchild for close to a year. Timing is everything, so when Mary’s BFF goes into labor, she reaches out to Glen to notify their mutual friends. He arrives for the new addition to the Not Quite family, but stays for his long-haired blonde and all the feelings she forces him to experience even if he didn’t think he was ready for them.
What should readers expect from your titles?
Romance, love and enough suspense to keep turning pages until everyone falls in love.
Getting a book to market often takes a village. Who has helped you on the way?
Let’s see… my cat, who head-butts me when I’m not paying attention to him while I’m typing… wait, that might not be classified as help.
Okay, scratch the cat.
My dog who sits at the door (she’s an outdoor dog) staring at me as if I’m the worse person in the entire world for not tossing her ball one last time before I sit down to write… Wait, that isn’t help either.
Scratch the dog.
My kids… Oh, what am I saying… scratch that!
My agent, who sets me up for success with every book! Jane Dystel is my rock.
My editor Kelli… She knows my characters and my voice. She helps me shave and add as much as needed for every book.
I have a personal assistant, Crystal, and an entire team at Montlake who helps with all the marketing to make a book reach my readers.
But my fans are the biggest help. If it wasn’t for my readers and their continued support, writing the next book in a series wouldn’t be necessary.
Do you have a favorite or interesting reader meet moment?
Every reader is equally fabulous. From the elevator “OMGeee” moments to the jumping up and down ‘fan-girl’ moments that happen at a signing table. Being pulled out of an elevator--on the wrong floor--at a conference to sign something… only to have to return to the lobby in order to reach my own floor is never forgotten. Gotta love those RWA hotel choices.
What's a writing day like for you?
Think about writing...
No really, I should be writing…
Darn it… Write, Bybee, Write!
What’s for dinner?
Okay…dinner is over, cat is annoyed and dog is staring me down…
Let’s do this!
Glass of wine…
What's next for you as an author?
Well I’m not running for president, that’s for darn sure!
I’m about to start a spin off series to my Weekday Bride Series.
I have many other ideas to explore and plenty of wine so I’m sure I’ll come up with something worthy of reading.
Thanks for joining us Catherine and making us all laugh.
About Catherine Bybee
New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee was raised in Washington State, but after graduating from high school, she moved to Southern California with the hope of becoming a movie star. After growing bored with waiting tables, she returned to school and became a registered nurse, spending most of her career in urban emergency rooms. Now, she writes full-time. She has penned the popular Weekday Brides series as well as the beloved Not Quite series. She resides in Southern California with her two sons.