If Sophie emerges from the shadows, will she lose everyone and everything?
Sophie Walker spends each night in darkness at the side of a stage, producing the alchemy of theatre. Her job is invisible to most people and so, it would seem, is her life. In an attempt to come out of the shadows, Sophie enters a body-building competition, sculpting her body into the best shape of her life.
In the post show glow of competing, Sophie's life begins to unravel. Her plan to keep her body in perfect shape, comes undone when she finds herself binging on food and then taking laxatives, exercising and restricting to undo the damage. Away from her husband and friends, she hits her lowest point and is forced to face that it's time to break up with food.
This is a tale about love, sexuality, success, feminine beauty and enlightenment.
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Because of the hard work and long-suffering patience of her three guardian angels (who she calls Bob, Fred and Hugo) she has pretty much shrugged off any lingering damage these two events might have caused. She also believes that they might have had a hand in her recovery from bulimia which she inadvertently developed when competing in two body-building competitions. She is now at peace with her natural curves and has discovered that sexy is an attitude, not a body shape.
As she approaches middle-age, she has fallen in love for the first time. She found her handsome boyfriend online and is now shacking up with him on Sydney's Northern Beaches. She tried being married once and didn't like it, so she's not likely to go down that road again. Her boyfriend takes her to tropical beaches to compensate for working away too much, makes her go kayaking and cycling with him, and leaves the room when she watches the Bachelor and Millionaire Matchmaker. He likes that she's grown her hair long and gone gracefully grey, but he isn't keen on her getting any more tattoos or piercings.
She used to work in theatre, stage managing plays, musicals, orchestras and opera, but she gave it all up to write books. Her stories are about loss, love, lust and longing. Her characters get a bit raunchy at times because that's the way life should be - full of big juicy moments. She is sure Bob, Fred and Hugo agree.