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. 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,, 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

More news for my wonderful follower! 

We have booked a launch event at Happy Harbour comics in Edmonton, Alberta on Feb 11/17 at 11 am till 3 pm. If you’re in the area, come by and see what it’s all about. It’s a bit early but soon I’ll post more information about Happy Harbour and the event. Just wanted to give my wonderful followers a heads up. I hope to see some of you there. 

Kelsey Barthel

Hello again my wonderful followers, 

BIG NEWS!! The ebook for Beyond the Code is READY!!!! That means that anyone who pre-ordered the digital copy or the physical/digital combo can read the book RIGHT NOW!!! And if you have yet to join the club and want to see what all the fuss is about, you can order a digital copy of Beyond the Code for only $6.99 and download it right away. No more waiting! 

And remember, once you have read Beyond the Code, make sure to give it a review on amazon, goodreads, or the Indigo website. Reviews are an authors best friend and I am eager to know what you think of my first published novel. 

Thank you all for staying with me on this journey to publication and I hope you all enjoy reading Beyond the Code as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it. 

Kelsey Rae Barthel

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