Jeremy Q. Taylor & The Cyborg In The Cellar is a fun, suspenseful sci-fi book that takes the reader on an adventure in the not-too-distant future involving a perfect cyborg and a none-too-perfect teen boy.
A tale aimed at “tweens” – those youth ages 9-12 – but equally enjoyable for all, the book explores questions of good vs. evil, spirituality, and more. These themes are cleverly woven into a fast-moving plot involving an idealistic scientist struggling as a single parent, typical American teenagers, and a greedy businessman with his own plans for that cyborg.
Growing up with two rambunctious siblings in New York, S. Pepper always had a book in her hands, and was often told by teachers that she should write for a living. An MBA led to a fulfilling career in education products marketing, and now Ms. Pepper is finally pursuing her dream of writing books for pre-teens.
“I have always had a passion for the future and our spirituality,” says Ms. Pepper. A big fan of The Terminator movie series, she wants pre-teens to ask themselves, “What does it mean to be human? Are we simply our DNA or are we more? How soon might cyborgs be living among us?”
She feels that middle schoolers are the perfect audience for her questions, because of their open attitudes and self-discovery at this age.
S. Pepper currently lives in Gilroy, CA where the book is based, with her husband and daughter.