The Spotlight Is On:
To what length will we go to avoid loneliness? Facebook may once have been the one-word answer to that question, but for the hundreds of millions flocking to engage in ebocloud.com, "friending" seems frivolous by comparison. In the "great belonging" of the cloud, few stop to consider what sacrifices are being made as they work together with their "ebo cousins" to build a more loving society, under the leadership of ebocloud's idealistic architect, Radu Cajal.
For New York artist Ellison Luber, however, the losses are not abstract -- they are immediate and personal. While nearly oblivious to the ebocloud humanitarian movement, Ellie's insular life in Chelsea is violently upended by an attack that takes the life of his neighbor and sends his girlfriend in flight from the police. And most astoundingly, this and other crimes he experiences are traceable to ebocloud, the same organization dedicated to the new humanitarian enlightenment of the world.
Rick Moss studied painting, photography and printmaking in his youth and has worked as a designer and producer of video, print, interactive media and web content. He is co-founder and president of the online business community, RetailWire.com. Ebocloud is his first novel.
Mr. Moss was born on an Air Force base in post-War Japan. He grew up in rural Maryland and suburban Baltimore. He met his wife Catherine at art college in Oakland, California in 1977 and moved to her native Northern New Jersey where they reside to this day. They have two adult daughters, Alison and Genna, both also involved in the creative arts.