The Hibouleans, a novella series
Fourteen-year-old Taryn doesn’t have a social life to be slain in walled-off forgotten Detroit. Plagued with a strange rash and haunted by dreams of her late mother, Taryn avoids closeness with people as much as possible. But when her grandmother goes missing, Taryn finds herself in the middle of a cyclone of deception and she is suddenly racing against the clock to save the Hibouleans, terrifying shapeshifting relatives she never knew she had. Utilizing both scientific and fine arts savvy to decode cryptic clues and uncover secrets hidden within ancient magnetic stones, Taryn must access a priceless treasure and protect it – with her life. Along with newfound purpose, confidence, her best friend and, awkwardly, her longtime crush, Taryn embarks on an adventure, that transforms not only her inner narrative, but reshapes history for her people.
Educational themes that appear in the series: organic chemistry, geology, genetics and microbiology, music theory, cartography, visual arts, theology, Latin and archaic Greek.