Now less than a week away, DogCon 2 promises to give the public a chance to meet some of the most interesting authors and artists operating in North America today. One such author is K. Ceres Wright. Her debut novel, Cog, has just this week been published by new science fiction adventure imprint Dog Star Books, which has been making waves with their inaugural wave of releases during mid-2013. Here’s your opportunity to get acquainted with K. Ceres before she breaks through with the “in crowd!” Read on to learn more…
Daughter to a U.S. Army father, K. Ceres Wright has lived in Anchorage, AK; Chicago, IL; Baltimore, MD; Frankfurt, Oberursel, and Munich, Germany; Seoul, Korea; and the Washington Metropolitan Area. She attended undergraduate school at the University of Maryland, College Park, with a double major in economics and finance, then worked for 10 years as a credit and treasury analyst before deciding to change careers.
Wright received her Master’s degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA, and COG was her thesis novel for the program. An accomplished poet, Wright’s science fiction poem “Doomed” was a nominee for the Rhysling Award, the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s highest honor. Her work has appeared in Hazard Yet Forward; Genesis: An Anthology of Black Science Fiction; Many Genres, One Craft; and The 2008 Rhysling Anthology.
She currently works as an editor/writer for a management consulting firm and lives in Crofton, MD, with her son, Ian, and daughter, Chloe. Visit her website at http://www.kcereswright.com and find her on Twitter @KCeresWright.
In a futuristic world where personalities can be downloaded at will, who’s a girl to trust?
The Ryder family is at the top of the corporate elite. Father Geren Ryder heads up a global wireless hologram company with his son, Wills Ryder, a capable second, while daughter, Nicholle, is curator at an art museum. But when a dark stranger shows up, it sets off a chain reaction that puts Geren into a mysterious coma while Wills disappears with $50 billion from the family business. Worse, Geren’s will speciﬁes that he be taken off life support after ﬁve days. Just as Nicholle is trying to pick up the pieces, she becomes the target of an assassin and has to go on the run.
With only a few days to save her father and keep the company from going under, Nicholle reaches back into the darkest part of her history, to the only person who could possibly help her. But the price is steep. Once she goes back, can she escape her past a second time?
What They’re Saying About Cog
“Cog has an interesting plot, believable characters, and is smoothly-written. What more could you ask from a debut novel?”
—Mike Resnick, Nebula and Hugo Award-winning author of 100+ novels, collections, anthologies and nonﬁction books
“Cog, the delightful new novel by K. Ceres Wright, combines fantastic characters and wonderful pacing with a cutting-edge futuristic setting. A wonderful read, Cog raises important questions about just where we, as a society, are heading. Ms. Wright’s unique and vibrant voice gives her story depth, poignancy, and humor. Highly recommended!”
—Rachael Pruitt, award-winning author of The Dragon’s Harp
“K. Ceres Wright has created a cyberpunk world of glittering vitality and characters who breathe life, love, and passion with every page of polished prose. Wright is a truly remarkable writer light years ahead of other ﬁrst-time novelists, and one whose future work is sure to be enjoyed.”
— Mary SanGiovanni, Author of The Hollower Trilogy and Thrall
“The author has done a good job creating a believable future society…”
Come meet K. Ceres at DogCon 2! Information about lodging and the FREE events is at http://rawdogscreaming.com/events/2013-dogcon-2/