In 2009, Barry Finlay went up a mountain as an accountant and came down as an writer and 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. Now, he has completed his debut fiction book, The Vanishing Wife. Barry’s latest book won a New Apple Literary Award as the best e-book in the thriller/mystery category. In 2013, he received the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee medal for his philanthropic work in Africa. Barry lives in Ottawa, Canada with his wife Evelyn.
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Last updated: 21 December 2016
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