Canada Book Award

I just got word that The Vanishing Wife has been named as a Winner of a Canada Book Award. The award is given to authors for “their accomplishment and contribution to the publishing world. Their dedication, expression and passion are an inspiration for all of us.”

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Blog Tour

I will be participating in a blog tour starting Thursday, December 4 and continuing every week until February 26. During the tour, I will be discussing my new book, The Vanishing Wife, and any other subjects that the tour hosts can throw at me. I will also be available for questions or comments.

Please consider dropping by and saying hello. The complete schedule follows:

December 4: Our Wolves Den
December 11: Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews
December 18: Long and Short Reviews
January 1: Deal Sharing Aunt
January 8: It’s Raining Books
January 15: Straight from the Library
January 22: FictionZeal REVIEW ONLY
January 29: Sharing Links and Wisdom
February 5: Booklover Sue
February 12: Room With Books
February 19: Undercover Book Reviews REVIEW ONLY
February 26: Bunny’s Review REVIEW ONLY

Book Giveaway

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Vanishing Wife by Barry Finlay

The Vanishing Wife

by Barry Finlay

Giveaway ends December 12, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

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:

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Amazon –

Sony (Kobo Books) –

Barnes and Noble –

Apple (ITunes) –




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

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.

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.