INFOGRAPHIC: Eating Disorders and the Media

In my book Wicked Proposal, Madeline was not a skinny model type heroine. She’s round and her ex broke up with her because of that.

Here’s a snippet:

Wolf’s brows creased. “What’s YFF?” 

“You’re freaking fat. I was dumped because I’m getting wider, changing widthwise and boring.” Edward’s harsh words brought another round of painful pricks in her chest. She closed her eyes, willing herself not to cry again. She hated being such a ninny, for letting Edwards comment affect her. Why didn’t she see his superficiality and shallowness before? Anger, irritation, and frustration rose from deep inside her gut. 

Now, what’s my point for sharing this infographic and telling you about my book? My answer is, a heroine shouldn’t be reed thin all the time. I always write my characters with flaws. They’re supposed to be that way. Someone criticized her having low esteem. Guess what? Because the media bombarded us with the idea of what a woman should look like, more and more women became dissatisfied with their image, which leads to depression, low self-esteem and other illness.. Anyway, check out the infographic.


INFOGRAPHIC: Eating Disorders and the Media

OFF-TOPIC: Just want to share this.

Women Are Dying to be Thin - Media Influence on Eating Disorders
Infographic provided by Rader Programs

Thank you to the Teen Zone Writing Club of Colorado

Thank you to the Teen Zone Writing Club of Colorado!

The kids from Teen Zone Writing Club under Ms Christina Nill of After School Care Programs
found the helpful resources for writers on my website. In return, they wanted to share “How to Search & Determine Credible Sources on the Internet” or

Thank you everyone! I’ve added the website on my Cool Links page.

Keep writing!

Tierney O’Malley

Something short and hot–Fiery Match!

Fiery Match: A Rhynian Story

Now available from eXtasy Books

FieryMatch When two hearts connect, it doesn’t matter what planet they came.
The green-eyed alien would make her trust again…
He could take any woman on earth at will. Then Cor of Rhyn found the entrancing Nikka. Her indifference, beauty, and effect on him proved that she’s the one he’d been looking for. She was the answer to his mission. But how could he make her accept him–an alien? If it took him more years on earth to make her agree to trust an alien that turns green, he would wait–even if it cost him his entire race.
The softhearted beauty that captured an alien…

Nikka was fooled by a man once. She wouldn’t let another fool her again. When a gorgeous man asked her out on their first meeting, she told him to go away. She couldn’t trust the green-eyed handsome and put her heart at risk again. Worse, he declared that he was an alien. And yet, when he touched her, she failed to fight the passions that broke the steel she wrapped around her heart.

Back on the shelf!

Copies of Passionate Bid are on Third Place Books‘ shelf again.

Grab your own copy now!

Screen shot 2013-07-16 at 4.16.03 PMThe destiny of a man

Drop dead gorgeous veterinarian, Julian Ravenwood, has made a mistake–slept with a young virgin, Joanie Saint Claire. Forced to do the right thing, he marries her then leaves while she’s still in her wedding gown.

The fate of a young woman

Joanie finds herself facing an altered life after her one night with Julian. She’s left alone with a little bug who means the world to her.

The spirit of an abandoned wife

An opportunity to solve Joanie’s problems comes when Julian shows up to serve her. She agrees to sign the divorce papers on one condition–he pay her one hundred thousand dollars.

The unexpected love

Julian can’t believe it. His scrawny bride has grown into a seductive, attractive, and feisty woman he can’t stop lusting after. And the secret she has kept rocks his world