326. Empowerment, Divorce, and Romance: An Interview with Catherine Bybee


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By Sarah Wendell, Sarah Wendell - Romance Novel Reviewer, Reader, and Author. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Today I’m chatting with New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee. We discuss her latest book, Chasing Shadows, and we also talk about her career as a writer, and the elements she combines in her stories, particularly her latest series. Among the topics we cover: - writing chosen families and found families of friends - advice she’d give her past self when she started out - how reframing some pejorative terms used to describe women can lead to a series plot - starting over after a divorce, the empowerment of making one’s own choices, and writing characters in the same position - how her prior career as a trauma nurse shaped her writing process, and her approach to her career We also discuss the dangerous power of procrastination, the possibilities of lawful good heroines, and cover a whole pile of recommendations. Among my favorite things that Catherine says: “I can’t afford not to read.”

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