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Helen lives with her animals somewhere in the countryside in The Netherlands.
She learned to read at a very young age and at the age of ten, published her own neighbourhood news paper which she typed at the old type writer of her father.
She did not only write the stories but also designed cross words (she still likes cross words).
The news paper how ever, did not last long; children have other things to do and discover.
Later in life she wrote columns in magazines and during the holidays, long letters to home.
Reading is still her passion which she shared with her late husband and both couldn’t part from books in general.
Although she embraces the digital book (which saves her a lot of extra weight during holidays), the paper book is still favourite: “You need to hold a book, smell and feel it. Nothing beats real paper!”
It was not until an older age and thanks to the digital era, that she started writing her first book.
The world around her tickles her fantasy and causes her many pleasant writing hours.
The name Varras has a very special meaning to Helen.
It is an old name from Finland for a large crow bar, used by the Finish agricultural workers in Sweden in the 18th and 19th century to remove large boulders from the empty forests to create rich soil for agricultural purposes.
Due to several events in her life, Helen used the ‘varras’ to lift her future to a next level.
The unexpected death of her husband was another important stage in life to handle the ‘varras’.
‘Observaties’ was the very first book she published, on request she translated it in English and named it ‘All sorts of people’
Helen is also writing a novel (2017), visit her web site to stay tuned.
Helen Varras is a pseudonym.