By: Catherine Bybee
CB: I love modern romance novels. It’s nice to slip into worlds that are like our own, but different because of the wealth, the background…the motivations of others. I like sassy heroines and flawed heroes, which can be in any romance novel, but with a contemporary the woman can get away with so much more.
2. Do you recall any book bloopers—edits that slipped past you and made you say, OMG, did I type that?
CB: No, not really or I would have told the world. Most edit misses just make me blush with shame.
3. Have you ever experienced a Déjà vu moment, where you find yourself in a scene or setting from one of your books?
CB: I like to pull from life experiences when I’m writing and often find my characters in similar situations as I have experienced. As for the déjà vu moment…now really. It takes a lot longer to write a scene than the ‘moment’ of déjà vu. LOL
4. What inspired The Weekday Brides?
CB: I wanted the rich hero and the slightly needy heroine romance when I wrote the first book, Wife by Wednesday. Then when I wrote Married by Monday, I wanted my hero to be slightly needy and my heroine to be stronger…now with Fiancé by Friday, I wanted my wounded hero to need the love of a good woman, Gwen, and I wanted my heroine to pull every emotion she can from her hero.
I wanted a series of books where women and men get married for reasons other than love and HEA, but then find themselves with the right person for life.
5. If you were to sit down for tea with the Queen of England, what do you think your topic of conversation would be?
CB: I hope it would be littered with gossip, but my guess is it wouldn’t be. She’d probably lecture me about the royal family, dukes and duchesses.
6. Your covers are gorgeous. Were you involved with the creative process?
CB: Yes, from concept to execution… My cover artist for the bride books is Crystal Posey who is also my assistant. We originally came up with the first covers as collaboration between a fan who is a wedding photographer and Crystal and my concepts. And luckily, my current publisher, Montlake, was willing to continue with what is working so very well.
New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bybee was raised in Washington State, but after graduating high school, she moved to Southern California in hopes 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. She now writes full-time and has penned novels Wife by Wednesday, Married by Monday, and Not Quite Dating. Bybee lives with her husband and two teenage sons in Southern California.