Today the wonderful Catherine Bybee stops by and talks about conventions . . . I have to admit that a convention is where I first met Catherine and got hooked on her books! She's a sweet lady and a lot of fun!
Can we talk conventions?
The first large convention was the Romantic Times Convention in LA. It was at the Bonaventure in downtown Los Angeles. I’d never been to a convention and could barely afford the fee and hotel.
I’d just met my roommate, TJ, who happened to have read my first full-length novel and attended my very first book signing just a few months before the convention. We didn’t know each other well, but were both geeky fans of romance and couldn’t wait to dive into the fray of readers and writers, agents and publishers.
We drove to LA since we both live in Southern California. When I drove into the valet parking, the attendant informed me that it was going to cost forty bucks a day to park. I looked at TJ, then back to the overpriced car guy and said, “Dude, I need eat while I’m here.”
He laughed and pointed me to the garage across the way that was eight bucks. Oh, yeah, baby…now I can eat.
I will never forget that first con…the one that started so many things. I’m happy to report just a few short years later, that TJ and I always attend RT together. We now share a suite and can afford to park.
NOT QUITE FOREVER
The Not Quite Series, Book Four
Montlake Romance, Contemporary
November 04, 2014, First Edition
Paperback & Kindle
The touching and heartwarming fourth novel in the wildly popular Not Quite series from New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee.
Romance author Dakota Laurens believes that happily-ever-afters exist only between the covers of her sexy novels. But to her surprise, she finds a real-life hero when she meets a handsome emergency room doctor. The outspoken author feels an instant and intense attraction to Dr. Walt Eddy, and the feeling is mutual. When the globetrotting doctor pulls a disappearing act on Dakota, she’s prepared to write him off…until fate brings a blindsiding twist to her story.
Still scarred from a past tragedy, Walt may have disappeared on Dakota, but now he’s determined to win her back. For the first time in years, he knows he’s ready for a new chance at love. Yet between Dakota’s doubts and two sets of meddling parents, can the once-blissful couple finally create the bright, loving future they desperately want?
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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.
PRAISE FOR NOT QUITE FOREVER
“Bybee’s magnetic fourth Not Quite contemporary proves that romance can happen in the most unlikely places... The love scenes are sizzling and the multi-dimensional characters make this a page-turner. Readers will look for earlier installments and eagerly anticipate new ones.”
"Not Quite Forever is Catherine Bybee at her finest: true-to-life characters on a wild and wonderful path toward their happily ever after."
–Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Tracy Brogan
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