All About Bybee


Isn’t it interesting that when someone asks writers to talk about themselves, they stare at the blinking cursor on their screen wondering exactly what to say.

I’ll start by talking about the loves of my life. I’m the mother of two wonderful sons that I couldn’t be more proud of. Although, I never expected my empty nest to be so…well…empty. I am happily divorced and living my best life in San Diego with ocean breezes and salt water dreams.

The majority of my working life has been spent as an RN in busy emergency rooms throughout Southern California. The book fodder that career has given me was well worth the twelve-hour shifts and back pain.

I fell in love with the romance genre with the first book I read. I gobbled them up in high school and promised myself that one day I’d join the ranks of published authors. Lucky for me word processor was invented with this amazing thing called spell-check.

I don’t take myself too seriously. I laugh as often as I can and try to make those around me do the same. When the world isn’t shut down, you can usually find me traveling all over the globe. I have a huge bucket list and try to check off items every couple of months.

You’ll find me online when it’s not an election year.

Namaste, Happy Reading…and stay safe.


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Catherine is a #1 Wall Street Journal, Amazon, and Indie Reader bestselling author. In addition, her books have also graced The New York Times and USA Today bestsellers lists. In total, she has written thirty-nine beloved books that have collectively sold more than 10 million copies and have been translated into more than twenty languages.

Raised in Washington State, Bybee moved to Southern California in 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. She now writes full time and has penned The Not Quite series, The Weekday Brides series, The Most Likely To series, and The First Wives series.


  • Catherine originally relocated to California to become an actress. That dream died when she tired of waitressing. She then spent the next 20 years as an ER RN.
  • Catherine’s writing career took off with the release of her first self-published book, Wife by Wednesday, which was originally written as a category romance for Harlequin, but was rejected.
  • New Bybee stories never form before Catherine has the title. Title first, story second.
  • Catherine’s daily routine starts with marketing, handing things off to her assistant, and then firmly planting herself in her office to meet her 2,500 words per day goal.
  • She’s a total pantser; no outlines for her!
  • Her favorite drink is always wine, and her guilty pleasure is crème brûlée.


  • Bybee’s breakout novel, Wife by Wednesday, hit the USA Today Bestsellers list at #35, staying on for seven weeks.
  • In February 2012, Wife by Wednesday entered the New York Times Bestsellers list at #18 for ebook fiction and was #13 for combined print and ebook.
  • Wife by Wednesday was also the #1 best-selling Kindle Direct Publishing book and #5 overall best-selling Kindle book for 2011.
  • In 2017, Making it Right, Catherine’s 26th novel, became a #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller.
  • In 2020, My Way to You, became a #1 Amazon Bestseller for Kindle.
  • In 2022, Catherine surpassed 10 million copies sold (traditional and self-published).
  • As of 2022, Catherine has written and published 39 titles, which are translated into more than 20 languages.


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November 14, 2023

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bybee comes a tale of a strong-willed dancer exercising her independence and the rich biker she can’t let go.