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Julie Evans is a writer from Guildford. Originally from Manchester and Cheshire, she has spent much of her adult life in Surrey, though she also lived for a couple of years in Singapore. She has a husband and three children and a little dog (and perfect writer’s companion) called Mouse. She is currently doing an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Surrey, which has encouraged her to try her hand at novel-writing. With a first degree in History, she has always had a passion for stories with historical settings and her work often centres around the connections between the past and the present. She loves maps, architecture, art, genealogy and almost anything to do with the nineteenth century, and sometimes gets completely entangled with the past lives and places she is researching. She won the Frome Short Story Competition withThe Artist’s Last Model, the Winchester Festival Flash Fiction Competition with Reflections in a Teaspoon and the Farnham Short Story competition with First Light, all in 2018. She has been runner-up, shortlisted and longlisted in a number of other competitions.