VR Barkowski writes psychological suspense from her adopted home on Boston’s North Shore. Recipient of the Al Blanchard Award and the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold, her short stories have appeared in the anthologies The Best of Vine Leaves Literary Journal, My Bloody Valentine Story Collection, and Best New England Crime Stories: Blood Moon and Rogue Wave. Her debut novel, A Twist of Hate, was published in 2015 by Five Star/Gale Cengage Learning.
A native Californian and recovering sociologist, when VR is not writing, you can find her boarding a plane, strolling a museum, exploring a graveyard, or curled up with a good book—preferably with her dog beside her. To learn more, visit her blog or website.