Justine Bothwick grew up in Kent and Hampshire, and is a graduate of the Manchester Writing School’s Creative Writing MA programme. She has short stories published in Fictive Dream, Virtual Zine, Confingo Magazine and The Lonely Crowd. Her work was highly commended in the Bath Short Story Award 2020. Her debut novel – In the Mirror, a Peacock Danced – was published by Agora Books in 2021. She lives and teaches in Rome.