The story is set in Byron Bay, an iconic tourist township in the Northern Rivers district of New South Wales, the author’s home district, and drawing on the cultural experience of working and living in that area and the Gold Coast, Queensland, the story evolved.
All the characters and shops are fictional, although similarities exist throughout the Gold Coast and Tweed/Byron districts. Likewise, the story reflects the similarities in people, anyone working closely with people, as a counsellor, would find. The need for friendship and a sense of well-being are universal desires, and just as common are the many fears and anxieties that restrict these desires.
This story aims at facing these fears and finding strength and growth as an individual to reach a greater degree of fulfilment in oneself and in any relationship.