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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 changed his life in a number of ways, including the start of his writing journey. He wrote his first book, the popular Kilimanjaro and Beyond: A Life-Changing Journey with his son in 2014.

He followed that up with the hilarious travel memoir, I Guess We Missed The Boat, and then The Marcie Kane Thriller Collection was born. Barry completed his debut fiction book, and the first in the se
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Barry Finlay Hi Karen, thanks for your question. I was first inspired to write by a climb of Mount Kilimanjaro with my son. I found that when I returned and starte…moreHi Karen, thanks for your question. I was first inspired to write by a climb of Mount Kilimanjaro with my son. I found that when I returned and started making presentations about the climb, there was a lot of interest so my son and I wrote Kilimanjaro and Beyond. It was such an enjoyable experience, I just kept writing. I now have 5 published books with the last three being thrillers. (less)
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)
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Audiobook Update

Happy Tuesday morning! It’s time for an update and I have some great news and some so-so news. First, the great news. I’m delighted to announce that starting today and running until February 21, The Vanishing Wife audiobook will be 25% off on Itunes. That means anyone with any kind of Apple device, whether it is an Ipad, Iphone, Ipod, even a watch, can listen to the book at a reduced price. Click

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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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