The last twelve months have been an intensely surreal and enjoyable time for me. None of it would have been possible without Virginia’s eye for a good yarn, her willingness to provide opportunity to novice writers, her guidance and support, and her impressive connections in the literary world. Her advice has always been the right advice. Throughout the entire process I have always felt that Virginia was acting in my best interests. Virginia has been an absolute joy to work with and she has delivered on her every promise. I cannot say fairer than that. I am now a contracted writer with one of the world’s most prestigious publishing houses. In just one year. I’m still scratching my head.