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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)
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The Vanishing Wife

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I’m celebrating my 100th review on Amazon for The Vanishing Wife today and as an added bonus, it’s a 5-star! The reviewer had this to say: “Very good story. I couldn’t put it down.”


Many thanks to those who have read my books and especially to those who have taken the time to leave a review! It means so much to an author to have their book reviewed and it helps other readers decide whether they...

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It took awhile to get into this book and to get used to the style (written for a play). However, I enjoyed the story line, humor and occasional darkness of it all once I got into it. I noticed some reviewers thought it was too dark but my nine year-o ...more
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For those who enjoy James Rollins, this is another well written, intense novel. As usual, it's very detailed and includes plot twists. Probably no one does this genre better. Recommended.
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For those who enjoy James Rollins, this is another well written, intense novel. As usual, it's very detailed and includes plot twists. Probably no one does this genre better. Recommended.
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Louise Hart Thanks for the friend invite, Barry and good luck with your new book!


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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


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


Melissa Hi Barry! Thanks for the add!


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