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 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…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)
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I’m doing the craft sale shows in the next couple of weeks. Come out and do some Christmas shopping at St Mark’s Catholic School, Manotick, Ontario  on November 10 from 10 – 4 and November  11 from 10 – 3. On November 17, I’ll be at Cairine Wilson School in Orleans, Ontario from 9 – 3 .


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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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