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Barry Finlay

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In 2009, Barry Finlay went up a mountain as an accountant and came down as a philanthropist. After over thirty years in various financial roles with the Canadian federal government, he took his life in a different direction and climbed Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro at age sixty with his son Chris. The climb and their fundraising efforts to help kids in Tanzania led to the award-winning book, Kilimanjaro and Beyond: A Life-Changing Journey. He followed that up with the hilarious travel memoir, I Guess We Missed The Boat, which was named Best Travel Book of 2013 by Reader Views and became a Kindle bestseller. He completed his debut fiction book, The Vanishing Wife in 2014, which was acknowledged as the best e-book in the Mystery/Thriller categor
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Barry Finlay I walk away and think about it for awhile. I would not consider myself a "plotter" but I do plot one or two chapters ahead by writing some story lines…moreI walk away and think about it for awhile. I would not consider myself a "plotter" but I do plot one or two chapters ahead by writing some story lines at the end of the last chapter I have written. That helps me avoid writer's block to some extent but it still happens occasionally. That's when I walk away.(less)
Barry Finlay For me, it's seeing the characters develop in front of my eyes and being a part of the story as it moves along. There are always unexpected twists and…moreFor me, it's seeing the characters develop in front of my eyes and being a part of the story as it moves along. There are always unexpected twists and turns and turns and new character traits that pop up.(less)
Average rating: 4.1 · 324 ratings · 69 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
The Vanishing Wife

3.99 avg rating — 166 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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I Guess We Missed The Boat

4.21 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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A Perilous Question

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It has been a great week for the thrillers.


The Vanishing Wife received its 80th Amazon review and it’s a 5-star:


“This was one of the best books I have ever read. From chapter to chapter you never know what is going to happen. I would read another book by this author.” – Speede Reader


A Perilous Question was RECOMMENDED by the US Review of Books. Read the review here:


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Dead Simple is an exciting and terrifying book. Imagine being put in a coffin alive and left there. It made me keep reading to find out what was going to happen to the individual. I was a little surprised as it seemed to end, only to start again. Def ...more
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Another great read from John Sandford. This one is a page-turner that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Very enjoyable.
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It was interesting to read about the early days of Research in Motion and especially how Blackberry came to fruition. While some of the story may have been overly complimentary, it takes people with foresight like Balsillie and Lazaridis for advancem ...more
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There are great stories here that will resonate with people of a certain vintage (like me) or the real fan who likes sports history. I can remember some of the shows Cherry talks about in the book so it appealed to me. It won't be for everyone, but f ...more
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This book is what I have come to expect from Lee Childs. It's a typical Reacher novel with suspense and page-turning action to the end. Recommended for a good escape.
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“Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.”
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Melissa Hi Barry! Thanks for the add!


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Sara Lowe Thanks for the friendship, want to read your book, sounds great!


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Barry Sara wrote: "Thanks for the friendship, want to read your book, sounds great!"

Thanks Sara! It is nice to meet you! If you get a chance to read the book, I would love to have some feedback.

Barry


Louise Hart Thanks for the friend invite, Barry and good luck with your new book!


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