When seventh grader Lennie Miller moves to the tiny town of Bailey, Indiana, she's convinced that life is both boring and unfair. But it's not long before she learns that Bailey isn't what she expected. It is located on the edge of the Mystical Realm, and Lennie has a gift for seeing the otherworldly creatures that cross over from that world to ours. What's more, Lennie learns that those creatures consider her a "Pattern Finder," which means that they come to her to solve their math problems.
Soon Lennie and her new best friend Gil are calculating who would win a race between a vampire and a werewolf, how fast gremlins reproduce, how many different ways wizards can switch bodies with one another, and how much cargo aliens can take with them on their ship. But just as it looks like she’ll be a Pattern Finder for life, Lennie discovers a potential way out. Can she find the magical veil her ancestor stole and go back to being a normal kid again?
Night of the Paranormal Patterns is the first volume in the Mathematical Nights series. The book contains several real-world (other-world?) math problems, which readers can try to solve on their own, or they can follow along as Lennie and Gil calculate the solutions.