Happy Hour from the Tower – A Destiny Podcast

Friends, family, gamers! We have a new Destiny-themed podcast. It seems my esteemed colleague Tee Morris (of the award-winning Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences steampunk books) got an itch for us to podcast. As you’ve heard me say, podcasting is a gateway drug. Tee already co-hosts The Shared Desk with his lovely wife, Pip Ballantine. I’m already co-host of the Geek Wolfpack Podcast with Stacia and Brandon. So, this one is not a major time sink. Each episode is 30 minutes of Destiny-filled goodness, with Tee, Brandon and me waxing poetic. If you’re looking for gamers who take themselves seriously, we’re not the podcast for you.

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The NHL Trade Deadline – One Week to Go

The 2017 NHL Trade Deadline is just a week away and that day is always chock full of action. The annual day of action typically has around 30 transactions with 70 players and countless draft picks changing hands. Buyers are looking for the final piece of the puzzle that could lead to playoff success. Sellers are looking to dump salaries. In this post, we’ll review a couple teams who need depth or that missing piece, a few who are looking long term, and one very unique unknown commodity in the mix.

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Author Interview: A.F. Grappin

Author A.F. Grappin has launched a new series of stories centered around a young man who, through tragedy, is driven into a complex war between the Templars and an order of Assassins. The first book, Assassin’s Victim, details the sad events that lead young Luc Bertrand on his journey. The second story, Assassin’s Rival, finds Luc on the path toward becoming an assassin, detailing his entry into the Order of Release. Grappin was kind enough to answer some questions regarding the series.

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The Diary of a Wimpy Kid Franchise

Jeff Kinney’s “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series is an international success, with almost a dozen books and three movies dedicated to the wildly popular characters. The franchise’s most recent release, “Double Down”, debuted at Number 1 on the USA Today list when it was released in November. The Wimpy Kid series launched at the right time in our lives for us to become huge fans.

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Book Review: Hacked Again

In 2015, then-CEO of Cisco Systems, John Chambers, famously wrote, “There are two types of companies: those who have been hacked, and those who don’t yet know they have been hacked.” In his 2016 novel, “Hacked Again,” author Scott N. Schober proves that this is true, not just of organizations, but of individuals, including cybersecurity professionals.

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Author Interview: Jeff Brackett

Jeff Brackett is the author of Chucklers, which is a wildly fast-paced horror ride. The story features the outbreak of an ancient virus that turns victims into homicidal maniacs, with the odd side effect that they can’t stop finding the humor in everything around them. Think zombie apocalypse, if the zombies laughed maniacally the whole time. The prolific author was kind enough to answer a few questions about the book and what he has on deck (pun intended).

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Nerd Out

If you’re friends with me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter, you know I’m a huge fan of a little thing called the Nerd Out App. What is it? I’m glad you asked…

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