There are some interesting things coming down the road in time for Christmas. First, I will be signing my books at Walter Baker Arena, 100 Malvern Dr., Nepean, Ontario on December 10 as part of a Christmas Craft Sale. The time is 10 – 4.

As a cyber treat, I Guess We Missed the Boat will be available for download for only .99 the week of November 28. If you don’t have a copy yet, this is your chance to grab one for almost nothing.

Speaking of for nothing, the cover for A Perilous Question has changed and as a Christmas gift to readers of my books, it will be available free on Kindle for a few hours on December 8. Get it while you can.

More treats will follow. Stay tuned.


The July issue of the online book review magazine “Small Press Bookwatch” features a review of “A Perilous Question”.

“Impressively well written and a consistently compelling thriller of a read from beginning to end, “A Perilous Question” showcases author Barry Finlay’s exceptional talents as an original and gifted storyteller who is able to keep his reader’s riveted attention from first page to last. While very highly recommended for community library General Fiction collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that “A Perilous Question” is also available in a Kindle edition ($3.99).”


I’ve decided now that I have been through the publishing and marketing wringer a few times (4 to be precise), I would share some thoughts so that others can avoid my mistakes. Every Tuesday, I will write some short tips in the section appropriately called Writing Tips. I hope my fellow writers find them useful while readers will get a glimpse behind the scenes in the life of an indie writer.

I plan on tweeting them out as well so follow me on Twitter @Karver2 for excerpts every Tuesday.

New Reviews for A Perilous Question

“I highly recommend this new book by Barry Finlay, a masterful piece, loaded with poignant information, extremely well drawn characters, with the power to move your heart, and lots and lots of action!” – Linda DeCoff, Author of Bridge of the Gods

“Barry has created a crime drama which never pauses for breath while educating the reader about the realities of life in Tanzania for the Tanzanians…” – Brian, Amazon reader