The Writestream with Cybersecurity Expert Chuck Brooks

The Writestream with Cybersecurity Expert Chuck Brooks

I had the pleasure of interviewing an excellent guest today on The Writestream about cybersecurity. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, an employee, a business-owner or just someone who enjoys using social media and new technology for fun and convenience, I highly recommend listening to the archive below with my guest, Chuck Brooks.

Follow Chuck Brooks on LinkedIn and Twitter. Discover more about #CyberAvengers here.

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Book Review: Cadain’s Watch by Daniella Bova

Book Review: Cadáin’s Watch by Daniella Bova

Posted on Amazon.com.

In Cadáin’s Watch, her final installment in the Storms of Transformation Series, author Daniella Bova delivers a powerful rejoinder to the forces of control and oppression. Having read the first two books and followed her characters through their harrowing ordeals as little by little, their rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are stripped away, I was thrilled to see them fight back against a soulless bureaucracy — with a little assistance from the warrior angel Cadáin, whose presence adds a welcome supernatural element to the story. Bova also introduces a new major character in the form of Michael Wallace, whose reunion and subsequent telepathic relationship with his son enhances the plot. Even the character of Michelle has grown up considerably in Cadáin’s Watch, at last demonstrating courage and resolve, rather than dissolving into tears over every outrage. As per the author’s style, I enjoyed reading the story from the perspectives of multiple characters and appreciated the fact that for some of the story’s evil-doers, actions do indeed have fatal consequences. Her descriptions of a godless, dystopian society that exists within the remnants of what was once the greatest country on earth — including horrific gulags, forced sterilizations of women over a certain age, and diabolical experiments on children, gave me chills. It also filled me with gratitude that real life seems to be imitating art as Americans, much like Jason, Michelle, Brad, Michael and others in Cadáin’s Watch, have finally said, “enough.” In the case of Bova’s book, that final stand takes place in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina, where her descriptions of the natural scenery offer a welcome contrast to the tension infused throughout the novel. And while the future remains uncertain, the author leaves us with hope that all individuals with the will and desire to live free, as deemed by their Creator, will find a way as long as they look to him for guidance. Congratulations to Daniella Bova on another outstanding accomplishment!

Purchase Cadáin’s Watch on Amazon in Kindle or paperback. Visit Daniella Bova at DaniellaBova.com.

 

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Writestream Tuesday with Multi-Genre Author Madeleine McLaughlin

Today I had the pleasure of interviewing Canadian author Madeleine McLaughlin, who possesses the remarkable ability to write well across several genres, including children’s books, horror, and historical fiction. We had a great time discussing her ability to shift mental gears and create characters based on the characteristics of her audience. We also delved into the importance of participating in a critique group and the use of social media for book marketing.

If you missed it, click below to listen.

Many thanks to Madeleine for taking the time to talk with me today. Discover her books on Amazon.com.

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