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

It’s Finally Here!

After a long wait, A Perilous Question will be released this month. It will be available through all online books stores and by order at retail book stores as of May 15. I’m looking forward to signing the book in Ottawa, Canada at the following locations:

  • May 14 – Author’s Corner, Byward Market from 10 am to 2 pm.
  • May 18 – Barrhaven Legion, 34oo Fallowfield Road, from 7 to 9 pm.
  • June 4 – Prose in the Park, Parkdale Park, from 11 am to 6 pm.

Come out, grab a book and say hello. And stay tuned for more signings to be announced.

This just in…

Rick Mofina, internationally critically acclaimed author of Free Fall and a host of other bestselling crime books has this to say about A Perilous Question:

“A Perilous Question sizzles with international intrigue as the tension and suspense mount to a compelling pitch. Barry Finlay will keep you turning the pages.”


First two chapters released

Work is progressing on my new book, A Perilous Decision. If you signed up for my Newsletter, you received the first two chapters this week. Over the coming weeks, I will reveal the cover and send out a synopsis and book trailer. It’s all leading up to the release of the book, which is currently scheduled for May 15. If you haven’t signed up for the Newsletter, please consider doing so in the Contact Section.


Welcome to my new site!

As many of you know, my information about my books was previously included in my fundraising page at That page will continue to exist, but I’ve decided to separate my book section and include it here. My plan is to update this site periodically as new writing-related items come up.

For example, one of the exciting things on the horizon is a new novel called A Perilous Decision, scheduled for release in May. Anyone who signs up for my Newsletter will receive a copy of the first two chapters in the coming weeks. You will also be the first to see the cover and book trailer and hear about release dates, etc.

You can sign up for the Newsletter in the Contact Me section. Your name will be put on the list and you will receive an occasional update from me. I promise not to spam you.

I hope you enjoy this site and I look forward to hearing from you.