Secret Tortoise Series

Who knows what hidden mysteries simmer beneath the surface of a secret society?


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.


The Secret Oak

Meet Marco Perez, Illuminati-obsessed teenager about to begin the school year at Riverrun Academy, 20 miles north of Manhattan along the historic Hudson River. He convinces four other classmates – Bennet, Isabella, Joaquin, and Kaleigh – to create a pact to help one another reach new heights in the face of a fierce adversary… Continue reading




The Urgent Secret Cipher

With each of the Secret Tortoise’s members wrapped up in their challenging personal conflicts, they begin to realize how much they can rely on each other… Antagonist Finn Sanders, becomes the big disrupter, wreaking havoc on everyone’s plans… Continue reading





The Covert Influencer

In unity there is strength. It’s only the third week of school and already the Secret Tortoises feel their personal battles are far more difficult than their ability to handle them individually. Marco’s class treasurer campaign is significantly undermined by antagonist Finn Sander’s targeted pandemonium… Continue reading




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