My dutiful friend, Jen, took me on a mystery adventure during the week. We arrived at The Well Bookshop where we found ‘Knitting and other stories’ in a bookshelf alongside the bestselling, ‘The Rosie Project’. Big props to owners at The Well for supporting a small Western Australian press. My heart took a little leap when I noticed that my story is inhabiting the same shelf space as the new novel by Sarah Dunant. I know that my preoccupation with this publication makes me a bit of a skite, but seriously, an emerging writer needs all the validation she can get. I’m inspired and working on the novel like a little trooper.