Her Confessional is a sexy new romance series told from the point of view of Sarah Travers, a smart, happy, plus-size heroine who explores - through a series of written confessions - what happens when the best friend she's secretly in love with becomes the world's most famous actor overnight.
Hi, I’m Sarah, a plus-size 33-year-old single woman with an amazing job as a personal assistant to a major Hollywood director. My best friend? His name is Cameron. Here’s a secret for you, something I’ve never told anyone else before: I’m in love with him. Truly, madly, deeply. I know. Bad idea, right? But that’s not even the worst of it. My biggest problem? I’m not the only one. You see, Cameron just landed the role of a lifetime and now millions of other women fancy themselves in love with him too. But this isn’t their story; it’s mine. My confessional.
The Making of a Star is the first installment in the series.
Her Confessional: The Making of a Star
Publication Date: April 9, 2015
But I hadn’t quite anticipated how our relationship would eventually play out. Back then I thought for certain it’d be a one sided thing where I’d drool over him from afar while he went about his life none the wiser because it’s a simple fact that guys like Cameron simply don’t fall in love with girls like me.
Before you start to worry, let me assure you that this isn’t some sad tale of woe where I wax poetic about how bad my life is.
The truth of it is that aside from the fact that I’m what you’d call chubby – plus size if I’m being honest – I lead a very good life.
An incredibly fulfilled life.
I don’t have a problem with the way I look but in Hollywood chubby is pretty much a bad word.
Things are just now starting to change for the better, but girls like me still have a long way to go before we’re truly accepted in La-La Land. Sure there are a handful of models who have taken fashion by storm in recent years and thank the world a thousand times over for the glamorously curvy Christina Hendricks, but until Jennifer Aniston can eat a couple of burritos and speculation not run rampant that she’s pregnant because god forbid she has A Bump, we still have a long way to go.
Would things be easier for me if I were tall and chubby? Hell yeah! I might even try to get in on the plus-size model game myself. But I’m not, so I won’t. Instead representation of girls like me is limited that of a supporting role – the best friend, the funny bridesmaid, or one of the boys. Or, and this is The Absolute Worst – we’re sometimes told that we’re pretty … for a chubby girl. As if the two are somehow mutually exclusive. Can’t be fat and pretty. Nosiree.
You know exactly what I’m talking about. Don’t try to deny it.
It’s okay though. Like I said, I’m happy with who I am. I have beautiful long red hair, bright green eyes, and perfect alabaster skin. Actresses pay dermatologists thousands of dollars a year to get skin like mine while I only use drug store brands like Oil of Olay and Neutrogena. So what if I’m a size 16 and a smidge under five and a half feet tall? If it doesn’t bother me, it shouldn’t bother you either.
Rebecca Caudill read her first novel when she was just four years old and has been hooked on books ever since. When she wasn't writing her own stories, she was sneaking copies of her mom's romance paperbacks to read late into the night. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Journalism, she embarked on a career in technology public relations representing some of the world’s hottest start-ups and publicly traded companies. After twelve years in the business, with the unwavering support of her husband, she quit her job to pursue writing full time. Rebecca lives in Oakland, California, with her husband and cat. When not creating fictional worlds inhabited by strong women, and dashing heroes, she is planning her next vacation, trying out new recipes, or drinking Islay scotch.