After graduating from high school, she moved to Southern California with 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 has been working as a nurse throughout her entire working life at different southern Californian Emergency Rooms, where she also gets a great deal of inspiration for her novels, because in life so much more fantastic things happens than in fiction.
On December 15, 2011, Bybee's breakout novel Wife by Wednesday entered the USA Today Bestsellers list at #35, staying on for seven weeks. On February 12, 2012, Wife by Wednesday entered the New York Times Bestsellers list at #18 for ebook fiction, and on February 26, 2012 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, in December 2011. Originally written for Harlequin, but rejected, Wife by Wednesday became one of fifteen other self-published books that landed as Amazon's Kindle top 100 overall for 2012.
The bestselling Weekday Brides series developed from Wife by Wednesday, and was bought by Montlake Romance in September 2012. In April of 2012, Montlake also bought Bybee's second contemporary series, The Not Quite Series. Bybee has since sold over two million copies of her work.
Bybee is represented by Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goderich, and has continued to hit the Amazon Top 100 and Wall Street Journal lists with her popular contemporary series.
There are three genres that Catherine Bybee writes but all revolving around a romantic theme. Catherine Bybee writes romantic novels with paranormal themes, more daring erotic theme and contemporary novels.
She is a mother of two sons who make her smile every day. She is a retired RN who now writes full time to satisfy herself and her readers.
Catherine currently lives in Southern California with her husband and two growing sons.