What no one knows, except for Jill's mum and dad, is that for the four days Jill is out of school each month, she is not Jill at all. She is Jack, a genuine boy - complete with all the parts. Jack lives his four days per month in the solitude of Jill's room. But his personality has been building since the cycling began. He is less and less content with his confinement and his cycles are becoming more frequent. Now Jill's question about the prom isn't who she'll go with, but who she'll be when the big night arrives.
Lauren McLaughlin is a former executive at Lion's Gate Films. She has a screenplay credit there, and several producing credits, but gave it all up a few years ago to follow her dreams and write fiction. She has had several short stories published and is hard at work on a sequel to Cycler as well as another stand alone teen novel, about the first generation of teenagers to come of age in a surveillance society.