Catherine Bybee

Author of Taken by Tuesday

Please join me in welcoming contemporary romance author Catherine Bybee to Books & Benches for a 5 Question Q&A.


“I've been a fan of Catherine's for a long time and once again she has created a story that is worth everyone's time to pick up. I can't wait for her next book!”

—Amazon Customer

What are three things people may not know about you?

I've answered this question a lot over the years... let me see if I can dig three new things out of my vault.


Clowns freak me out. Going to the circus is one of those things that's kinda like walking into a dark basement, during a storm...when there is a killer on the loose.


I was the PTA Mom that everyone talked about. And not always in a good way.


I have a slight fear of heights that doesn't apply to airplanes. *shrugs* The edge of the Grand Canyon is fine as long as I'm five feet away.


What has been your greatest pleasure in writing Taken by Tuesday?

I loved exploring the mindset of a small town girl and her views on love and marriage. Judy, as a new college graduate, was one of my youngest heroines to date. Slightly naive but gutsy can get a young girl in trouble...but she proved stronger than the average toward the end. 


Do you share any personality traits with your heroine, Judy?

I guess you can say that Judy and I are both willing to take risks to get what we want. In a crisis, Judy keeps a calm head...and I know I don't freak out when things get crazy.


What appeals to you most about the contemporary genre?

Everyone on this planet has a story to tell and contemporary romance explores every walk of life. I love the fact that a contemporary romance can take you from tropical destinations of the rich and famous, to the vast space of Texas, to the guy flipping burgers at the local greasy spoon. Unlike historical fiction, or paranormal fiction, contemporary fiction can be identified with by many of its readers. 


What type of hero do you like best?

Physically strong, mentally alert and ready to move heaven and earth for his heroine. 


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 the Weekday Brides Series and the Not Quite Series. Bybee lives with her husband and two teenage sons in Southern California.


Taken by Tuesday

"[Bybee] knows exactly how to get bookworms sucked into the perfect storyline; then she casts her spell upon them so they don't escape until they reach the 'Holy Cow!' ending."

—RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 Stars, Top Pick

He’ll do anything to keep her safe…for the rest of their lives.

Romance and excitement tie the knot in Taken by Tuesday, the fifth book in Catherine Bybee’s bestselling Weekday Brides series.


College graduate Judy stands ready to conquer the world…if she can find a job. Hoping to transition from aspiring architect to famous architect as quickly as possible, the dark-haired beauty moves to LA, staying in the home of her celebrity brother, Michael Wolfe. But it’s hard for Judy to focus on work when the sexy bodyguard she fell for last summer keeps showing up in her life and leaving her breathless.



With his hard body, green eyes, and easy smile, Rick could have any woman he wants. But the Marine-turned-bodyguard only has eyes for Judy and her spitfire attitude. When a faceless villain attacks Judy, Rick will stop at nothing to protect the woman who opened his heart from the monster hunting her.


Publication Date: April 12, 2014

Publisher: Montlake Romance

Formats: Paperback & Kindle

Series: The Weekday Bride Series, Book Five

Genre: Contemporary Romance