Chigozie Anuli Mbadugha is an eye surgeon and fiction writer. She has a passion for the girl child, women, and family. She hopes that her writing will inspire and give hope to readers in need of positive stories to empower and encourage them. Her debut publication – a collection of short stories titled Beyond The Trial was awarded the Samuel Ajayi Crowther prize for best Christian fiction in 2017. Shadows From the Past was one of the stories in that collection. In Shadows From the Past, Chigozie explores themes she is passionate about - domestic violence, child abuse, and psychological trauma. Chigozie has also written three colour illustrated children's books which deal with themes such as fear, sibling rivalry, and extended family bonding. She plans to continue writing inspirational fiction and children's books to increase inclusiveness and encourage diversity in children's literature. Her favourite authors include Buchi Emecheta, Flora Nwapa, Molara Wood, Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, Agatha Christie, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Nnedi Okoroafor. Chigozie loves to sing and writes songs and poems. Her job as a medical practitioner brings her into close contact with victims of domestic violence. Sometimes the physical scars can be as life-changing as complete loss of vision. At other times physical scars are limited, but the emotional scars run deep.