Who Says Models Can't Write? "She Sins at Midnight" Reveals Hollywood's Underbelly — Chick Lit Style

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Plus-size model and goody-maker to the stars, Whitney Dineen, writes chick lit romantic comedies about heroines who wear double digits! After all, you shouldn't have to decompose to the current state of fashion in order to have a happy ending.

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Whitney Dineen

For most of us, a size 0 or 2 is only normal if you have been dead for several years.

Author and ex plus-size model, Whitney Dineen, champions real women while dishing on some of Hollywood’s questionable methods to success. As a model and goody-maker to the stars, Dineen spent eighteen years submersed in the Hollywood culture. In She Sins at Midnight, her first chick lit book, she pokes fun at Hollywood’s questionable morality while creating a thrill-ride journey for her heroine, size 12 Hollywood assistant, Lila Montgomery.

Whitney modeled through her twenties and thirties for the famed Ford Modeling Agency. When she wasn’t on set for clients like Danskin, Macy's, Liz Clairborne, and Lane Bryant, she was in the kitchen baking delights for celebrated clients like Steven Spielberg, Jerry Bruckheimer, and Kirstie Alley.

Whitney confesses that while she loved her years in Los Angeles, she did not love the pressure for women to achieve Hollywood’s weight conscious idea of perfection. Dineen laughs, “For most of us, size 0 or 2 is only normal if you have been dead for several years. The unrealistic idea of beauty imposed on young women from the Hollywood Machine is total nonsense.” With two young daughters of her own, Whitney is dedicated to raising her children with a healthy body image, regardless of the insane pressures manufactured by the media.

She Sins at Midnight is available on Amazon with a five-star customer rating. One reader shares, “This novel is a rocket ride from the first page to the end. The women characters are such fun and you will want Lila as your best friend. Make sure to carve out some time because once you tuck into SSAM you will not want to put it down.”

She Sins at Midnight is Dineen’s first novel. Her second chick-lit book, The Reinvention of Mimi Finnegan will be released in the fall. She also has a five-book series of novels for girls 8-12. The first installment, Wilhelmina and the Willamette Wig Factory will be released later this summer.

Dineen and her actor-husband, Jimmy Dineen, left Los Angeles to raise their daughters in rural Oregon. “We want to give them the best kind of upbringing we can. For us, that means teaching them the important things in life, like how to raise chickens and organic vegetables, not how to be a size 0 with a perfect year-round wrinkle free tan.”

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