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In addition to being a writer and editor for a federal agency, Barbara Neal Varma is a freelance writer published in several anthologies including Reading Lips, and Interstices. Other print and online credits include ByLine, Kaleidoscope, Long Story Short, The Toastmaster, Writer's Weekly.com, Savvy Woman.com, Smithmag.net, and contributing editor for Image magazine. 

Her stories have won awards from Writer's Digest magazine, the National Writers Association and Anthology magazine. She holds both a BA and MA in the field of communication.

Barbara also worked as a professional sign language interpreter for more than 15 years, giving her an insider's view of the deaf community and its fascinating language of signs. Combining that experience with an addiction for mystery novels, she completed Signs of Deception, the first in her "Signs of" suspense series, and is working on the second: Signs of Betrayal. Barbara is an active member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America.

Favorite Quotes:

Writing is telepathy.”
– Stephen King

Serious art is born from serious play.”
– Julia Cameron

Barbara Neal Varma is my favorite author.”
– Mom


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