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Maria Artemyeva was educated as a philologist and has worked as a journalist and an editor at a Moscow publishing house overseeing the release of successful children’s books and periodicals. In recent years she has focused on her family and literature, under the motto “Curiosity is not a vice!” She is enthralled by horror, riddles and mysteries, and when it comes to literature prefers the mystical realm: magical realism, fantasy and detective novels. She is the author of two books collecting urban legnds: The Dark Side of Moscow and The Dark Side of Petersburg. In her spare time she loves to paint and draw.