In our last chat, she told me to start making my heroines BBW.
"Yes, it's what's trending now."
"Oh, how wonderful that we're showing bigger women deserve love too."
"Yes. Fatten them up to a size sixteen."
I nearly choked on my chocolate. Sixteen? I haven't been a size sixteen since before I got pregnant with my youngest child over forty years ago. I confess to being a few sizes beyond that now...and I'd give up chocolate for three days to be a size sixteen again. Trending, or not.
Of course this all reinforces authors' complaints that publishers want fresh voices who write the "same old, same old" types of stories. You know, write the same topic, but differently.
Also trending now are bear-shifters. Lucky for me, my editor just edited my third bear-shifter book. She's asked for two more. Just "fatten up" my heroines.
A Highlander's Passion, Book Two Highlander's Beloved Series http://amzn.com/B00N6PD78S
Bearing It All, Book Three Highlander's Beloved Series - (Releases October 8th) http://amzn.com/B00TCI2A5E