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Barry Finlay

Bio: Barry Finlay 'retired' in 2004, after thirty two years with the Canadian federal government. He is a professional accountant who dabbles in the arts as, along with his writing, he is an award winning decorative wood carver. Since retiring, he has divided his time between writing, working as a consultant, travel, playing golf, climbing mountains, philanthropy and enjoying his three grandchildren.

The experience of climbing Africa's highest mountain at age 60 with one of his sons, and discovering the satisfaction of reaching a goal and giving others the opportunity to achieve theirs, was a book waiting to be written. Kilimanjaro and Beyond, written with input from his son Chris, has won numerous awards and Barry is one of the Author Show's '50 Great Writers You Should be Reading'.

His second book, a humorous travel memoir, called 'I Guess We Missed The Boat,' will be available soon.

Barry lives with his wife Evelyn in Ottawa, Canada.

Awards:Barry is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee medal for his philanthropic work in Africa and was a 2012 finalist for the New Horizon award for best new author.