Oct 01, 2015
Aegis Incursion was selected by Amazon/ACX in June 2015 to be produced as an AudioBook. After a brief but intense auditioning process, Hollywood actor Tristan Wright was selected to be the narrator for this bestselling Action-adventure YA novel. Production began soon after and the audiobook was submitted to Amazon/ACX for final approval in early September. The audiobook was officially released on September 22 and is now availalable at Audible.com, iTunes, Amazon and ACX. Listeners will get to download a free copy of the audiobook by signing up for a free trial membership at Audible.com here.
Aegis Incursion Wins the 2015 Readers' Favorite International Awards
Sept 01, 2015
AEGIS INCURSION wins the 2015 READERS' FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS. Thank you fans and readers for your support! To see why some readers are calling it, among other things, 'one of the most original and engaging YA series out there today' and 'an electrifying thrill-ride over Hunger Games, Percy Jackson and Maze Runner territory' check it out HERE.
Aegis Incursion Awarded the coveted B.R.A.G. Medallion
August 28, 2015
We are thrilled to announce that S.S.Segran has once again been awarded the coveted B.R.A.G. Medallion. This time for her second novel, Aegis Incursion. Thank you IndieBrag for this honor!
BRAGMedallion.com is owned and operated by indieBRAG, LLC, a privately held organization that has brought together a large group of readers, both individuals and members of book clubs, located throughout the United States and in ten other countries around the globe. All books brought to the attention of indieBRAG, LLC are subjected to a rigorous selection process. On average, 50% of the books submitted fail to pass the initial screen and another 40% are subsequently rejected by readers. If it passes this preliminary assessment, it is then read by members drawn from a global reader group. They judge the merits of the book based on a comprehensive list of criteria. Thus, only 10% of the books considered are awarded the B.R.A.G. Medallion.
eveRIAthing Wall of Stars Award Night 2015
July 25, 2015
eveRIAthing is a TV Show based in Vancouver, BC, that features Canadian talents and achievers and Canadians with inspiring stories. The show also features places and events that benefit the youth. eveRIAthing airs on SHAW TV/SHAW Multicultural Channel 116, Metro Vancouver.
The eveRIAthing Wall of Stars Awards Night recognizes the 2015 Inspiring Youth Awardees, the winners of The Star Experience Canada Songwriting Competition, and eveRIAthing featured guests on the show! Among the awardees this year is Canadian teen author S.S.Segran who was recognized for her award-winning, best-selling YA Series and her work to empower youths in developing countries through her charity aegisleague.org.
Explosive Sequel from Author S.S.Segran Hits the Amazon Kindle Bestseller List Ahead of “The Hunger Games” and “Maze Runner”
June 23, 2015
Buffalo, Wyoming, USA – WEBWIRE – Tuesday, June 23, 2015
AEGIS INCURSION” the eagerly awaited sequel to the award-winning YA action-adventure thriller, “AEGIS RISING,” was officially launched on Friday, June 19, 2015 with extensive blog tours and exciting giveaways. Following the trailblazing path of her debut novel, S.S.Segran’s second novel has made it to the No. 1 spot on Amazon Kindle’s Bestseller List ahead of iconic titles such as “The Hunger Games,” “Maze Runner” and “Allegiant.” (For full press release please click here)
S.S.Segran Receieves the SAGE Foundation Excellence Award
May 23, 2015
S.S.Segran received the SAGE Foundation Excellence Awards on May 23, 2015 at an event held at the Bill Reid Gallery in Vancouver, B.C. The SAGE Foundation was founded as a non-profit organization in 2007 to recognize excellence in youth, leadership, community, arts and culture. S.S.Segran was chosen for her work as the author of the award-winning Aegis novels, a Young Adult Visionary Action Adventure series and for her contribution to youth empowerment through AegisLeague.org, a non-profit that she founded in 2013. Please click on the image for a link to the announcement on the SAGE Foundation website.
Official Review of Aegis Incursion by The US Review of Books
Apr 15, 2015
Aegis Incursion received a RECOMMENDED rating from The US Review of Books. Here's an excerpt from the review: (click on image for the full review on The US Review of Books website)
"Where the first book excelled in building a mythology and a legend capped with an exciting showdown, the sequel provides nearly cover-to-cover action that never loosens its hold on the reader. Once the wheels of the plot begin turning, it isn't long before kidnappings, explosions, gunfire, fearful monsters, shadowy ringleaders, and espionage begin unfolding across dozens of chapters and multiple U.S. states. There are occasional moments where the story comes up for air, but with new characters both good and bad and more build-up to the inevitable tipping point of the world, the action is the clear focal point here. A good sequel stands alone as a strong work without the accomplishments of its predecessors, but a great sequel inspires readers to go back and relive a book they've already read, and that is precisely what this book accomplishes."
Aegis Incursion - #1 on Amazon's Hot New Release
Mar 28, 2015
Aegis Incursion, sequel to the #1 Amazon Kindle Bestseller, Aegis Rising was published on March 23. The novel is now listed at #1 on Amazon's Hot New Release category for YA. Aegis Incursion chronicles the adventures of five teen protagonist who, in the first book, were appointed by an ancient prophecy to be the Bearers of Light against a dark storm that was gathering on humanity's horizon. Hot on the trail of Aegis Rising which had garnered loyal fans from around the world, book two, in the words of a reviewer, "Brings us a worthy sequel... filled with relentless action and gravity defying twists and turns that hold the reader in a tight grip till the last page."
Aegis Incursion Release Date
Feb 21, 2015
INKmagination LLC, publisher of the Aegis League Series by award-winning author S.S.Segran, announced today that Aegis Incursion, book two of the series will be released on March 28th 2015. This initial release exclusively on Amazon will be followed by a full launch in May on a date to be announced. Upon full release, the eagerly awaited sequel to the #1 Amazon Kindle Bestseller, Aegis Rising, will be available at all major online retail stores as well as selected bookstores in Canada and the USA
Best Debut Author Award
Jan 31, 2015
Author S.S.Segran wins the Silver Award in the Best Debut Author category! Thank you Feathered Quill for this amazing recognition! Thank you also to our readers for your awesome support.
Here's an excerpt of the announcement from Feathered Quill:
"We are excited to announce that the book "Aegis Rising" has won the Silver/2nd Place in the 2015 Feathered Quill Book Awards Program for the Best Debut Author category! Congratulations! We had a HUGE response to our annual awards program, with many excellent books vying for top places. Your title rose to the top and you should be justifiable proud..."
Aegis Rising Wins the Pinnacle Book Awards
Dec 11, 2014
Each year, for the past 30 years, NABE,
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presents some of the finest books published by our members.
Please click on the link below to check out the latest winners.
Samuel F. Pickering Reviews Aegis Rising
Nov 12, 2014
Excerpted from the press release:
Vancouver, British Columbia (MMD Newswire) November 12, 2014 -- AEGIS RISING, a sci-fi adventure novel by Canadian author S.S. Segran was declared a winner at the 2014 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards in September of this year. More recently, Dr. Samuel F. Pickering, professor emeritus of English at the University of Connecticut has given it a glowing review. Dr. Pickering was the inspiration for the character of Mr. Keating, portrayed by the late Robin Williams in the film Dead Poet's Society. Please click here for the complete article as it appeared on Boston Globe.com
S.S.Segran Visits Heritage Woods High School
Oct 29, 2014
S.S.Segran had a great time sharing her journey as a teen author with students at her former high school. She enjoyed being back at Heritage Woods after graduating in June. "I am so thrilled to see my teachers and friends again. They have been so supportive of my work," she said. The author looks forward to more visits in the future, but for now it's back to working on Aegis Incursion, Book Two of the Aegis League Series which is due for release at the end of November 2014.
2014 B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree
Oct 14, 2014
Author S.S.Segran today received the coveted B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree award. "I am thrilled and honored to receive this recognition" she said when asked about the award, "It is the perfect catalyst to charge up the coming days and weeks as I make strides to complete my second novel, Aegis Incursion, in time for a November/December release."
BRAG Medallion is owned and operated by indieBRAG, LLC, a privately held organization that has brought together a large group of readers, both individuals and members of book clubs, located throughout the United States and in ten other countries around the globe. The selection criteria for this award is very stringent and just ten percent of the books submitted for consideration are awarded the Medallion. For more info on the award click here.
Aegis Rising Commercial on AMGTV
Oct 10, 2014
InkMagination LLC, publisher of Aegis Rising secured commercial spots on AMGTV to air the video trailer of Aegis Rising, the bestselling novel by award-winning Canadian author S.S.Segran. The commercials will be aired in between well-known television shows such as Sanctuary, Da Vinci's Inquest, Cold Squad and Forensic Files begining on October 10, 2014.
AMGTV is television’s newest broadcast network providing a 24/7 lineup of family entertainment programming dedicated to supplying broadcasters and cable casters well produced, affordable, easy to obtain, variety barter programming. Reaching 40 million potential homes, AMGTV is one of the fastest growing broadcast networks in the industry. Click here to watch AMGTV.
Teen Fest Nanaimo B.C.
Sept 13, 2014
S.S.Segran attended the 2014 Teen Fest in Nanaimo B.C. on September 13. The event was held at the beautiful Maffeo Sutton Park by the water. This one day event for youths aged 12 to 18 and their families gives the teens opportunity to connect with each other, their peers, their communites and community leaders.
S.S.Segran was honored to meet with Mr. Fred Pattje, Councillor for City of Nanaimo who dropped by to chat with the author. For info on other Teen Fest events in B.C. please check out their website at www.teenfest.ca
Aegis Rising Wins International Book Award
Sept 01, 2014
Aegis Rising, an action-adventure, sci-fi novel by author S.S.Segran won the silver medal in the 2014 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards. The Awards Ceremony will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the Regency Hotel in Miami. More than 300 contestants and award winners are expected to attend. Readers' Favorite will be announcing the results of this contest and the details of the Awards Ceremony in a press release soon.
Interview on the eveRIAthing Show on SHAW TV
July 27, 2014
S.S.Segran had a great time with host Ria Jade on her SHAW TV program called the eveRiAthing show! The two talented young ladies had a riot of a time during the taping with crazy antics especially with the hilarious 'workshop' sessions! The show will air on CH116 on SHAW TV at 9.30 am Monday, August 11.
Bird's Eye View of Lake Mead
July 14, 2014
S.S. decided to jump off a perfectly fine airplane at 15,000 feet, just for the fun of it. The added bonus? She got to take in the amazing bird's eye view of Lake Mead and the surrounding landscape. The large, man-made lake is one of the key settings in which an important event takes place in the prologue of Book Two of the Aegis League series.
Upon getting her feet safely back on terra firma, the first words out of her mouth, "Let's do this again!"
Author treks to St. Thomas - Town that Vanished in 1938
July 12, 2014
S.S.Segran trekked through the arid landscape outside Lake Mead, Nevada in search of the 19th century town of St.Thomas that vanished underwater in 1938 when the valley was flooded during the construction of Hoover Dam, forcing the inhabitants to flee their homes.
The town re-emerged recently as water levels at Lake Mead dropped in the past few years. Trekking for almost two hours in 113F (45C) heat the author finally found the ruins of the town scattered in the desert. After surveying the site, she photograhed the remains of the once thriving village. This ghost town will play a significant role in Book Two of the Aegis League Series. For more info on St. Thomas, please click here.
Readers' Favorite Award - Finalist
July 10, 2014
Aegis Rising selected as finalist for Readers' Favorite Interntional Award.
Excerpt from Reader's Favorite announcement:
We are excited to officially announce the finalists in our 2014 Readers' Favorite annual International Award Contest! This was our largest contest ever and competition was fierce. Often finalists were selected by extremely narrow margins and many great books could not be chosen. If you were chosen as a finalist then congratulations! It was an extremely competitive year and your selection was hard earned. Winners will be announced on September 1st.
AEGIS - BOOK TWO
June 29, 2014
INKmagination Books, publisher of the Aegis League series announced that Book Two is on schedule for a Nov/Dec 2014 release. The eagerly awaited sequel to the ground-breaking debut novel, Aegis Rising by Canadian author S.S.Segran takes on a darker shade as the plot thickens and the world begins to slide into the verge of a global catastrophe.
The publisher offered a partial cover reveal of the yet to be titled sequel. The blurred cover image appears to showcase an unidentifiable winged creature on a background of a golden wheat field. Readers are invited to sign up at the author's wesbite to receive updates and exclusive insghts to Book Two.
Aegis Rising now available at Chapters
June 20, 2014
Internet shopping not your thing? No worries! Aegis Rising is now available at the Tri-cities Chapters Bookstore located at 2991 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam, British Columbia.
The bestselling novel is also expected to be available at the Metrotown Chapters in Burnaby by fall this year. In the meantime, if you reside outside these areas, the book is available at Black Bond Books in ten locations across B.C. and two Kidsbooks stores in Vancouver. It is also available at the charming, Bean-Around-Book & Tea store in Maple Ridge.
Aegis Rising #1 on Amazon
June 15, 2014
Aegis Rising reached #1 on the Amazon Kindle Bestseller list on June 15 and remains in the top 10 of the Young Adult Sci-Fi category.
This is a welcome surprise for the teen author and a perfectly-timed recognition as she embarks on Book Two of the Aegis League series.
Vancouver TV airs S.S.Segran Interview
June 05, 2014
Interview of S.S.Segran by Ashley Brooks, reigning Ms.Vancouver aired on Vancouver TV on June 05. The lively interview covered many aspects of the bestselling author's journey as one of Canada's most successful teen writers.
Please click on this link to view the full interview.
S.S.Segran at ACRSS Book Club Presentation
May 27, 2014
Newsletter excerpt from Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary School:
At the end of May the Book Club students were treated to a visit by S.S. Segran author of Aegis Rising. S.S. Segran is a local Port Moody author who started writing the novel when she was in her early teens. She shared how she went from being an avid young reader to a published novelist at the age of 17. Aegis Rising chronicles the journey of five teenage protagonists who are cast into a life-altering adventure after their plane crash lands in a remote forest in northern Canada. The novel was just listed on the Amazon Bestseller list in the Sci-Fi category!
Book-signing at Black Bond Books
May 09-10, 2014
Aegis Rising banners and signs caught the attention of many shoppers at the Haney Place Mall in Maple Ridge, B.C. over the Mothers' Day weekend. Canadian Teen Author S.S.Segran was on hand to sign copies of her Sc-Fi Adventure novel Aegis Rising for readers who bought them at the Black Bond Book store. The author enjoyed meeting readers and hearing from them as well as sharing thoughts and the news of the upcoming Book Two of the Aegis League Series.
S.S.Segran featured in The Maple Ridge Times
May 07, 2014
S.S.Segran was featured in the Maple Ridge Times. The article describes S.S.Segran's journey as a teen author and the motivations behind her series. The write-up also mentions that the author is currently working on her second book and briefly highlighted her connection with the Maple Ridge-based Creative Writers Meetup group. The article concluded with an announcement about the upcoming book-signing event at Black Bond Books at Haney Place Mall on May 09, 2014. Please click on the picture to read the full article.
Aegis Rising at the Ridge Meadows Show
May 02-04, 2014
Aegis Rising was showcased at one of the largest home shows in British Coumbia. S.S.Segran was present throughout the event to meet book enthusiasts and sign her novel for readers who bought them.
April 20, 2014
Article on S.S.Segran published in Harper's Bazaar Magazine. Among other things it covers how the author conceptualized the Aegis League series and highlights the objectives of her non-profit for youth empowerment Please click on the picture for the article.
April 18, 2014
Please click on the picture to watch S.S.Segran's interview with Tiffany Gurden on Shaw TV's Go! Vancouver. The show first aired on April 18, 2014.
Vancouver TV Interview
April 11, 2014
S.S.Segran was interviewed by Ashley Brooks (Ms. Vancouver 2013/2014) for Vancouver TV. Both teens struck a great friendship from the moment they met on location. The interview was fun and covered many aspects of S.S.Segran's life as a young author and her goals for the future. Ashley, on her part has taken a personal interest in Aegis League, the non-profit set-up by the author to help empower youths in developing countries and has agreed to lend her voice to the cause.
TriCity Home Expo
April 2-4, 2014
The largest spring expo in the Tri-Cities draws thousands of participants every year from Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and surrounding communities. This year, S.S.Segran participated as an exhibitor to promote Aegis Rising at the event. It was a great experience for the writer as she met many book lovers who stopped by to chat with her and many of them purchased the hardcover and paperback versions of the books which were happily signed by the teen author.
Aegis Rising Now Available at Black Bond Books
March 21, 2014
We are very happy to announce that Black Bond Books, one of the largest independent bookstore chains in B.C. now carries Aegis Rising in all 10 locations throughout Greater Vancouver. For 44 years Black Bond Books has grown as a proud independent Canadian bookseller offering fast personal order service with no added costs, and outstanding customer service. We are proud to be associated with them. S.S.Segran will be attending a book-signing event at the Black Bond Books store in Maple Ridge on May 9-10, 2014. Details will be posted before the event.
Aegis Rising at Kidsbooks Vancouver
Aegis Rising is now available at all four Kidsbooks location in Metro Vancouver. Kidsbooks is an award-winning independent book store chain and it was the first bookstore in Canada to sell the Harry Potter series way back in 1998! We are proud to have Kidsbooks carry Aegis Rising in all its stores in B.C. For more information visit www.kidsbooks.ca
Celebrating Youth Powow
March 01, 2014
S.S.Segran attended the 'Celebrating Our Youth Powow' event at the Kwayhquitlam Middle School. The amazing drums, stunning ceremonial costumes, Native arts & crafts and great food at the consession stand made for happy participants who danced to the beat with radiant faces. S.S Segran offered a hardcover copy of Aegis Rising and an Aegis League T-Shirt for fundraising for the event by means of a silent auction.
Go! Vancouver Interview on Shaw TV
March 08, 2014
S.S.Segran was interviewed by Tiffany Gurden for Shaw TV's Go! Vancouver Show. The 2 hour shoot included a broad range of questions for the teen author beginning with her foray into the world of writing while in grade school and the eventual blossoming of her literary skills that allowed her to undertake and complete the epic 450-page sci-fi adventure novel, Aegis Rising. The interview will be aired on April 16, 2014. Stay tuned for broadcast time.
Grammy Nominated Artist Reviews Aegis Rising
March 02, 2014
Grammy nominated and award-winning singer/songwriter Red Grammer reviews AegisRising: "An extraordinary effort...all the more amazing given the author's age. I was especially gratified by the way she used the teen protagonists' close knit relationships as the backdrop against which the dramatic events in Aegis Rising unfolded, without having"love interest" or other typical teen story devices hijack the underlying theme of the book. She's a real talent!"
Maple Creek Literacy Conference
February 28, 2014
'Aegis League - From Imagination to Reality.' That was the title of the presentation by S.S.Segran at the Maple Creek Middle School Literacy Conference entitled 'For the Love of Books'. The author shared her journey as a writer and engaged over 100 middle school students in several fun and educational breakout sessions. Click here for a short video of her presentation.
Presentation to the Mayor & Council
January 28, 2014
S.S.Segran was invited to present Aegis Rising to the Mayor and Council of Port Moody, Canada at the Art at Council Session on January 28, 2014. The teen author was very encouraged by the support from Mayor Clay and the Conucillors at the event. Members of the community who were present were also supportive of the young author. S.S.Segran read from selected chapters and presented a copy of Aegis Rising to the Council. To view a video of the presentation, please click here.
The Tri City Now
January 24, 2014
An article in the Tri City Now featuring Canada's Teen Author S.S.Segran. This newspiece covers how the author got started on the novel and her advice to other aspiring writers. It also talks about the plot that make Aegis Rising a page-turner. Writer Jeremy Deutsch delves as well into Aegis League, the non-profit that S.S.Segran has setup to help empower youth.
January 18, 2014
A write up on Aegis Rising, a sci-fi adventure novel by Canada's Teen Author S.S.Segran featured in The Star. Journalist Elan Perumal discusses the book's journey from inception to publication with the author and explores her passion to help empower youths in developing countries with micro-loans via Aegis League to start up small businesses where they live.
S.S.Segran on BFM 89.9
January 8, 2014
Canada's Teen Author S.S.Segran interviewed on BFM 89.9 during her recent trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Show host Uma Ampikaipakkan chatted with the writer on a broad range of subjects ranging from the genre of the Aegis Rising to what it takes for a regular school-going teenager to become a published author and her future plans. Listen to the podcast here
December 21, 2014
A news event highlight in the Tri-City News mentioning the Aegis Rising book launch event that was held on November 16, 2014. The report also mentions the launch of Aegis League, the non-profit founded by the author for youth empowerment. For more info on Aegis League click on www.aegisleague.org
December 10, 2013
Here is the article as it appeared in the Barbados Advocate covering the launch of the novel Aegis Rising by S.S.Segran and the non-profit, Aegis League. S.S.Segran will be donating a portion of her royalty for all books sold in the Caribbean to the SEED foundation that helps empower youths in the Caribbean. As an intial project, Aegis League donated a popcorn machine to an orphanage/school in Haiti run by Lady Mary Beckles of the Holy Seed foundation. Proceeds from the sale of popcorns by the students will be used to purchase school books and uniforms.
Aegis Rising and Aegis League Launched in Barbados
November 25, 2013
Proud and honored to announce the official launch of Aegis Rising, the novel, and Aegis League, the non-profit founded by S.S.Segran to help 'unleash the potential of youths' in Barbados. The inspiring event was held at the University of West Indies and was attended by about one-hundred guest including Dignitaries, University Staff Members, Students and Supporters. More info and upcoming actvities will be published soon.
S.S.Segran Interviewed on Global TV
November 16, 2013
Canada's teen author, S.S Segran was interviewed on Global BC News on Saturday November 16. The interview with Lynn Colliar can be viewed here
Aegis Rising is now available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other online bookstores. Choose from hardcover, paperback and e-book versions. The adventure begins, be swept away on an unforgettable journey!.
BOOK LAUNCH EVENT
November 16, 2013
Over three years in the making, Aegis Rising was launched in an event attended by about 100 guests. Among the guest were the Honorary Consuls for Jamaica and Barbados in Canada, Ms. Wilma King Bennett and Mrs. Marilyn E. Moseley respectively. Also in attendance were Dr.David Spence and Mary Otto in the role of Colonel and Mrs. Moody in whose honor the city was named. For more info please click here for the press release ; here for a short welcome by the emcee and here for an inspiring speech by Mrs. Marilyn Moseley.
October 21, 2013
Aegis Rising will be officlally launched on November 16. We are thrilled at this upcoming milestone event marking the culmination of the creative and production portion of the publishing process for S.S.Segran's first novel.
Proof Completion Soon!
August 21, 2013
S.S. Segran has been working on adding further depth to some of the key characters as she brings the editing process to an end. The maunuscript is expected to go for final proof in September. If all goes as planned the book will become available in October/November
Aegis Rising progress
May 20, 2013
Having gone through its phases, the manuscript is now on its next leg of the editorial process that includes copy editing. Upon completion the manuscript will be sent for proof reading before being forwarded to the publisher
March 21, 2013
Aegis is moving along well! S.S. has been busy working with her editor. A healthy pace in reviewing and editing is taking place through the Spring Break. If things stay on pace, the book is expected be published in September, 2013.