Classic good vs evil, truth vs lies.

Set in modern day America’s Lower Hudson Valley, metro NYC, and based on UVA’s Zs secret society, which the author can’t help but wonder if it was Thomas Jefferson who really founded the Z’s at his Academical Village which became UVA… the many plot conflicts and their resolutions are based on the ancient philosophies of Pythagoras, Sun Tzu (The Art of War), and Aesop applied to the present.

Filled with intrigue, drama and suspense… The Secret Tortoise Society SAGA is rich with strategies that most readers will be able to apply to their own lives


Who knows what hidden mysteries simmer beneath the surface of a secret society?ST-Saga-CovFrnt-72dpi-300


Secret society members make blood oaths to take their secrets to the grave.

The Illuminati is one such oblique organization. Dating back to 1776, the Bavarian Illuminati has an alluring connection to several of our nation’s founders.

How about secret society movies? If you’ve seen the gripping adventure film about hidden treasure buried beneath Wall Street in New York City, you’ve learned all about the tight-lipped Freemasons.

Welcome to Riverrun Academy, a very ordinary Jr Sr high school, steeped in history, perched high above the Hudson River 20 miles north of Manhattan. It’s here where a small group of students hatch a plan connected to a secret letter they uncover that was written by a founding father and, inspired by the cryptic message, form a secret society.

Little did they know their pact would have far-reaching implications on their lives and the world around them.

Follow the story of the Secret Tortoise as our group of protagonists starts small and builds their influence until they wield power and authority throughout Riverrun and even outside its age-old walls.

In this series, characters will grow through their decisions as both individuals and as a part of the secret society.

The Secret Tortoise books touch on more than just the school’s power structure – such as sports, music, student government, and performance arts. The real focus is on the political workings of Riverrun and the Machiavellian schemes of the major characters. Allegiances will take shape and fall apart, rivalries will form and burn intensely, and old enemies will become new friends.

The Secret Tortoise is for readers both young and old alike.

Fans of a famous blockbuster series will love the intrigue of the setting and conceptual possibilities. The political schemes and maneuverings are reminiscent of other shows currently streaming on popular sites. But what the Secret Tortoise books really bring are unique characters who have stories to tell that anyone can relate to. So join Marco, Bennett, Kaleigh, Isabella, Joaquin and others on their epic journey that will teach them more about life than their schoolwork ever could.


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