Book Signing

I will be signing The Vanishing Wife at the Second Cup, 3170 Greenbank Rd. in Barrhaven Saturday, November 22 from 2-4. Everyone buying a book at the regular price of $15 will receive a $1 coupon towards a beverage of their choice at The Second Cup AND a coupon to purchase an e-copy at the reduced rate of $2.99 for a limited time.

Hope to see you there!

The Vanishing Wife Is Now Available

I’m happy to announce that my latest book, The Vanishing Wife, is now available for purchase in all ebook formats and in paperback. Check it out at your favorite store:

Chapters (Kobo) – http://bit.ly/1sp1dLP

Amazon – http://amzn.to/1tzgMpf

Sony (Kobo Books) – http://bit.ly/1wz7U22

Barnes and Noble – http://bit.ly/1yBwCjE

Apple (ITunes) – http://bit.ly/1wt1Clr

 

 

THANK YOU!

We are very happy to announce that $2,500 has been raised for the Sanitation Project in Tanzania through our Variety Show and subsequent donations. With federal government matching, that’s $22,500 for the project. Thank you to everyone for your generosity! Donations can still be made at http://bit.ly/1t0WVyM.

Pictures coming soon!

Up Next – 4th Annual Education for Africa Variety Show

I’m very pleased to announce that we had a very successful golf tournament to support Wounded Warriors Canada on August 22. The donations are still coming in but we have collected about $2,500 to support the elite service dog program for returning veterans suffering from PTSD. Thank you to all who came out and supported us in various ways.

Next up is our 4th Annual Education for Africa Variety Show. Proceeds go to Plan Canada in support of an international water and sanitation development project for
communities in Tanzania. The federal government is matching funds 8:1!

The Variety Show will be held at Greenfields Pub on October 19, starting at 1:30. Mark it on your calendars and check out the link for further announcements.

5-Grin Review

Check out Gayle Pace’s review on Book, Reviews, Etc.

http://bemiown.blogspot.ca/2014/05/i-guess-we-missed-boat-travel-memoir-by_17.html?zx=c859a6a64152b861

Here’s an excerpt:

“The book will have you laughing at times until you are crying.
If you don’t or can’t travel, don’t fret.  Pick up the book and travel with Finlay and his group and have the time of your life.  It’s almost like being there in person. I loved traveling with Finlay and crew. Hope you do too.

New Review for I Guess We Missed The Boat

This is perhaps one of the most imaginative reviews I have read:

Now I have to say that if the author’s imagination roams as widely as found on page 129 then you can decide whether you want to travel with this individual! I’m sitting here wondering whether his travel companions ever had this described to them–before it became part of this book–and whether they’ve traveled together since then! Actually, traveling with somebody is always more fun in my experience. And if you can’t travel, finding a travel memoir by somebody with a great imagination and sense of humor might just be the best way for you to see some of the world… or at least the next best thing to actually being there! Check it out…” – Glenda A. Bixler, Book Reader’s Heaven

Read the whole review at:

http://gabixlerreviews-bookreadersheaven.blogspot.com/2014/03/barry-finlay-pens-i-guess-we-missed.html

 

 

An 11-year old’s poem

I was recently approached by 11-year old Jeremy Kitagawa at our church and he asked if he could do an interview for a poem he was writing as a school project. Of course, I was flattered and keen to find out what his poem would be like. When he sent me the result, I blushed a little, was very touched by it and amazed at the writing. I think you will see why when you read it.

Thank you, Jeremy. You make me feel good about our future!

Barry Finlay the Famous, known for his knowledge and helping the homeless,

even noted down notes for a novel, while climbing, curving, and conquering crags.

Daring and dangerous deeds they were, climbing Kilimanjaro is a careful career.

Set out sightseeing summits with his son. The genesis was gradual.

After a week they were weak. At 6000 metres, the leviathan named altitude sickness lashed at his head.

The last steps were satisfying. A day in December was when the Daredevil was born. Accountant at first, Adventurer after. Talked to on T.V. Winning wood carver he was. A stupendous scribe for the society!

Hired experts to help the homeless, accomplished amazing actions.

Some singers, a celebrity and a sorcerer helped in the struggle to protest against poverty.

An award from the queen was given gracefully to him. Eventually escaped eminence to Evelyn, his wife.

As a child, a foresight at the family farm foretold he would follow philanthropy as his future.