Greetings wonderful followers!!

We have gone through another holiday season and rampaged into a new year. I hope you have all had a fun and eventful time. Speaking of eventful, things have been happening with Beyond the Code and I want to share the news.

First off, for my Edmontonian followers, Beyond the Code has been included in the Capital City Press Collection. This is a program within the city of Edmonton to include works from local authors into the city’s many Libraries. This year, the books chosen will be featured in the brand new Stanley A Milner Library in the downtown core. See the link below

Secondly, the Beyond the Code audio book has received several reviews through and now is standing at a 4.7 rating. Check out what they have to say and if you sign up with Audible, you can get an audio book for FREE! See the link below and give it a shot.

Next thing, Beyond the Code has been reviewed on 3 out of 4 stars!! Follow the link and see what they have to say.

And last but not least. This is something I am very excited about. Sometime ago, I entered Beyond the Code into the 2019 Screencraft Cinematic Book Competition and, I am happy to tell you, that Beyond the Code has made it through the first hurdle and is in the Quarter Finals!! Follow the link below if you want to know about the contest and the other Quarter Finalist and wish me luck. They will be announcing the Semi Finalist on Feb 12th.

Thank you all for your continuing support and feedback. If you haven’t already, make sure to give Beyond the Code a review on Goodreads or Amazon. Reviews are the lifeblood of every Indie author plus, I love to hear what you all thought of my work. 

Thanks again for all your continuing support and I hope to bring you good news in the future.

Seasons Greetings Followers!!! 

I hope the holidays have been a fun time for you so far and you are looking forward to a great end of 2019. If you are still filling in the blanks of that lengthy Christmas shopping list, consider a copy of Beyond the Code. They’ll be looking forward to a fast paced, action adventure tale jam packed with heart stopping battles, deep seeded intrigue, and supernatural abilities and light up the imagination. Beyond the Code is available in paperback, digital, AND audible!!! Narrated by the amazing Lisa Beacom. Check it out!!

And if one book of my work just isn’t enough, I have good news for you. My chilling short story "New Suit" has been published in Writing Bloc’s latest anthology "Deception". It’s a fantastic collection of stories written by some amazing authors all in one convenient package. Follow the link to get your hands on that bad boy.

Thank you all for following my progress and helping me achieve this life long goal. I hope you all have a fantastic holiday and wish you all the best in the new year. 

Kelsey Rae Barthel 

Greetings fantastic followers, 

Hope everyone had a fun Halloween. You know what else happened on Halloween? Deception, the Writing Bloc anthology that features my short story "New Suit" was released on Amazon in digital format!! 

That’s right! It’s a collection of deception themed stories ranging from Sci-Fi thrillers to supernatural spookiness from a collection of amazing authors! 

New Suit is about Ward, a formal police detective trying to put his life back together after his fall from the force when his brother is accused of stealing an antique coin from the museum he works security at. The evidence is solid but his brother insists he doesn’t remember anything from the day of the crime. Ward sets out to find the coin to lessen his brothers sentence and stumbles upon something sinister.  

Sounds exciting right. The whole collection in digital format is only $2.99! What a deal. Click the link and check it out

Also, just a reminder for those of you whole love audiobooks, Beyond the Code has been made into a wonderful one, narrated by the amazingly talented Lisa Beacom. Check out the link below.

Thank you all for continuing to follow my journey as an author. 

Kelsey Rae Barthel 


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 

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

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