Long time, no hear from. Alot has happened since I started with Inkshares to publish my first novel, Beyond the Code. I got to have book signings at big bookstores like Chapters and Indigo, I have had several good reviews from professionals, I put myself out there in the writing world and now, I’m proud to say that Beyond the Code is now available on AUDIOBOOK!! Check it out through the link 


It was a great experience and the narrator, Lisa Beacom, did an amazing job. She delivered an awesome performance that brought the characters to life and I couldn’t be happier. 

Check it out and spread the word!!! 

Kelsey Rae Barthel 

Greetings wonderful followers, 

Guess what! As of Jan 30/19, it has been a full year since my first novel, Beyond the Code, was published and sent out into the world. And what a year it has been. Just for fun, let take a look at my author journey so far. 

I got Beyond the Code on the shelves of Indigo Books and did several book signing events at Indigo and Chapters all over the city of Edmonton. Actually had a kid want to take a picture with me because I was an author. Really cool. 

I was a guest panellist at panels on character development and Urban Fantasy writing at the When Words Collide writers convention in Calgary. 

Beyond the Code has been given great reviews from Roll Out Reviews, Literary Titan, The San Francisco Book Review, Readers Favourite, Opal Publishing, and Delusion of Literacy. These are people who know what they’re talking about. Also, from the reviews of my readers, Beyond the Code is running at a 4.23/5 rating on Goodreads and a 4.8/5 rating on Amazon.com. 

I was a guest on several podcasts talking about my writing and other geeky stuff. I’ve been on Spilling Ink, Just Joshing, Functional Nerds (this was my favourite one), Stories by Nerds, Alive after Reading, and Go Indie Now. You can check out these episodes through the kelseybarthel,ca website or the Beyond the Code Facebook page. 

And, last but not least, Beyond the Code was a featured book with the Scifi and Fantasy Network. 

Like i said, it’s been one hell of a year. So far it’s been a pretty good showing for my first novel and I am very happy with it. As for the future of Beyond the Code and me as an author, that’s still very much in the planning stage. Right now, I’m working on Beyond the Code’s sequel Beyond the Masquerade (working title) and like always, i will always endeavour to keep my readers informed. 

Thank you all for staying with me on this journey and I hope I can continue to deliver, 

Kelsey Rae Barthel 

Seasons Greetings Everyone!! 

I know it’s been a while since I’ve sent an update through this medium but a very important date is coming up and I wanted to touch base with all my Inkshares followers. In a little more than a month, Beyond the Code will be one year old. It’s been a crazy, eventful year and I’ve learnt so much about the industry and about myself. I look forward to the next year and the next step on my journey. 


In celebration of Beyond the Code’s upcoming anniversary, I’m going to kick off a little contest. Between now and Jan 31/18, anyone who gives Beyond the Code a review on Amazon or Goodreads will be entered to help design and name a character in Beyond the Code’s sequel, Beyond the Masquerade. 

So let me know what you think of Beyond the Code and get a chance to help me being a new character to life. 

So to all my fantastic followers, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

Kelsey Rae Barthel   

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Hello there wonderful followers!

Beyond the Code has been climbing in both orders and reviews. Things are going great and i have some news I want to share. My author website is up and running. Check it out to find links on where to buy Beyond the Code, reviews, podcast appearances and more. It will be a one stop shop for any news regarding my life as an author. Take a look and let me know what you think. 


Kelsey Barthel

Greetings my wonderful followers, 

Beyond the Code has received a review from Alicia Smock from Roll Out Reviews. It’s reaches right into the heart of what I think makes Beyond the Code special. Give it a read and see what she has to say. 


Thank you all for your support and don’t forget to leave Beyond the Code a review. I want to know what you all thought of my work. 

Kelsey Rae Barthel 

Greetings my wonderful followers, 

A little bit ago, I was invited to be a guest on a writers Youtube show, Spilling Ink and it is now live for everyone to watch. We talked about keeping your work relevant over time, marketing, and Doctor Who. Check it out.


Also, It’s been a little over a month since Beyond the Code has been officially released and reviews are slowing trickling in. But even though there are only a few so far, they are all very positive. See what others had to say about my debut novel,


Remember to give Beyond the Code a review once you’ve read it. Reviews are an authors best friend and I am eager to hear what you thought. 

Thank you all for your support, 

Kelsey Rae Barthel


If you’re in the Edmonton area today, consider dropping by Variant Comics to get a your copy of Beyond the Code signed by yours truly. Follow the link for the specifics.


Hope to see you there

Kelsey Barthel

Greetings fantastic followers, 

It’s coming up on a month since Beyond the Code was officially released and I am on the hunt for reviews and I need your help. 

Anyone of my followers who reviews books on a website, podcast, blog, whatever it may be, I would be eternally grateful if you would consider Beyond the Code for a review. Please contact me by email, facebook messenger, Twitter, or Inkshares direct messenger and I will send you a digital or physical copy, whichever you prefer. 

Kelsey31@hotmail.com or @BTCInkshares

And if you just have you’re fantastic self, please review Beyond the Code on Amazon, Goodreads, Inkshares, or Facebook. I am eager to find out what you think. 

Thank you all so much for following me so far. It’s been one hell of a ride. 

Kelsey Rae Barthel 

Today’s the day!! 

Yes, today is PUBLICATION DAY!!

That’s right. Now you can go into most major book stores and ask for Beyond the Code. You can go to Amazon and order it right now. It’s AVAILABLE!!!! The long wait it finally over! 

I am officially a published author and it feels amazing, but I’m not done yet. Now I have the task of making Beyond the Code a success and you can help. If you haven’t pre-ordered Beyond the Code, you can go to any major book like Indigo, Chapters, or Coles, and ask for Beyond the Code. If enough people show interest, they might think that Beyond the Code deserves a place on their shelves. Not only would that make it more accessible to people out of the loop, it would make a dream of mine a reality. 

If you already have a copy and you still want to help out in building the books success. You can go to Amazon.ca, Amazon.com, or Goodreads and leave a review or rating to let me know what you thought. The more reviews Beyond the Code gets, especially through Amazon, the more exposure it will receive. Reviews are an authors best friend. 

Thank you all for following me clear to the finish line and I hope you love this little slice of my imagination. 

Kelsey Rae Barthel

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