Jen: Today we welcome Catherine Bybee to Romancing the Book. Catherine, will you share a short bio with us?
Catherine: Hi Jen, Thanks for having me… a short bio… Okay, well I never thought I’d be a writer. No, seriously, I wanted to an actress. I suppose living in someone else’s world on stage or in a book is similar. I started writing after a productive career as an ER RN…a job I loved. But life has it’s little twists and turns. Not Quite Forever is my 20th published title so it’s safe to say I’m in this for the long run.
Jen: Tell us a little about your newest release.
Catherine: Not Quite Forever is a book that pulls two sides of my life into one book. Dakota is a romance writer and Walt, her hero, is an ER Doctor. There is a lot of fun banter and real life drama that makes this romance one you won’t be able to put down.
Jen: Can you share with the readers a short excerpt?
Catherine: Here’s my hero and heroine’s first kiss:
“I’m happy being single.”
“I’m happy being single, too.”
The light from Dakota’s porch bounced off her face. She leaned against the car and offered a nod. “No one to answer to.” Her words rang true in Walt’s head.
“No one to worry about when I have to fly off to third world countries.”
“No one to get upset when I’m up at two in the morning writing like a madwoman.”
“No one to wake me after a long graveyard shift.”
Her smile was weak and all Walt could see was her lips.
“No one…” she murmured.
He reached over and cupped her cheek. The warmth and softness of her skin had him stepping closer. Her lips parted and he took his first taste. Apple pie and coffee laced her kiss and mixed with him. When he melded his body to hers and felt her hand reach around him, the desire to have no one started to fade.
A simple first kiss shifted course when she moaned and opened for more. The kiss zinged right past his head, down to his toes…oh, it stopped in the middle and made his jeans tight, but he expected that.
Dakota’s hand slid down his waist, over his hip.
Walt pulled his lips away. “You’re making it hard to be a gentleman.”
She didn’t remove her hand as her smoky eyes mixed with her sexy voice. “You make it hard to be a lady.”
Jen: Are there other writers, published or not, in your family?
Catherine: Nope… I’m the only writer in my family.
Jen: Describe your writing in three words.
Catherine: Emotional. Sexy. Funny.
Jen: Are you a plotter or a pantster?
Catherine: Pure Pantser… I have a title of the book and maybe an outline of my hero or heroine, and a loose idea of the plot when I sit down to write. That’s about it.
Jen: What do you do in your free time?
Catherine: Free time? What’s that? Being a writer is like having homework 365 days a year. It’s hard to take time off when you’re sitting on a beach wondering if the people next to you have a story to tell.
I do love to travel… But I will admit that most of the traveling I do is related to my work. *sigh*
Jen: What’s next for you?
Catherine: Great and wonderful things! I’m finishing up my Weekday Bride series and plan on at least a couple more Not Quite Books… but I have another idea taking shape in my head for another series. So stay tuned.