Port Moody, BC -- (ReleaseWire) -- 02/24/2014 -- Three years in the making, AEGIS RISING was launched at an event attended by one hundred guests that included Mayor Mike Clay, Mrs. Marilyn Moseley the Honorary Consul for Barbados in British Columbia, and Ms. Wilma King-Bennett the Honorary Consul for Jamaica in Vancouver. Among the highlights of the event was the premiere of a cinematic trailer of the novel which is now viewable at www.sssegran.com. Aegis Rising tells the story of the survivors of an ancient civilization who live in a hidden valley in northern Canada, awaiting the ‘chosen ones’, and a secretive corporation with a global reach, led by a shadowy figure who has a dystopian vision for the planet. The two worlds are about to collide and five teenage friends find themselves cast into the middle of this storm.
The four-hundred and fifty page novel is the culmination of an idea from the author as a seventh grade student at a middle school in Port Moody, BC. When asked, how it all got started, the author who was recently interviewed on Global News (http://globalnews.ca/video/971446/young-bc-author-releases-first-novel) responded, “I’ve been a keen reader from a young age, however I definitely did not think I’d actually write a novel. I guess the first telltale sign was when I was seven or eight and I would try to write extensions to the final chapters of books that I’d read because I didn’t want them to end. Then when I was about twelve or thirteen, I came up with an idea for a story where five friends get washed up on the shore of an island after a freak storm separates them from their families while on a boating trip. There were talking animals in it. It didn’t get very far! But it established a sort of groundwork for what evolved to become Aegis Rising. The talking animals didn’t make it out of that island, but I did find a way to bring some real cool creatures and intriguing characters into this novel.”
An avid reader since early childhood, S.S.Segran had written several short stories before embarking on her first full-length novel ‘AEGIS RISING’ at the age of fifteen. In crafting the premise for the book, she drew from the captivating imagery of the Pacific Northwest and the intriguing wonders of nature and the human spirit. S.S.Segran is a proud member of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. She enjoys drawing and horseback riding. She is an ardent fan of parkour and free running.
S.S.Segran is also the founder of Aegis League (http://www.aegisleague.org), a non-profit organization whose goal is to support youths living in places and conditions that deny them opportunities to grow. The mission of the organization is to provide resources that help these youths explore their potential. This includes life-skills training and micro-loan funding to help them launch small businesses in the communities where they reside.
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