Cleopatra Travers can’t remember what happens when she’s sleepwalking. Her parents know. They witnessed something they aren’t telling Cleo-and now whatever she did has carved a canyon of space between her entire family. Cleo’s parents are afraid of her, which makes Cleo terrified and unsure of herself.
Not receiving the love and acceptance she longs for at home, Cleo tries to fill the void at school. Now, as her junior year ends, she is finally becoming popular. But her plans become disrupted by the resurfacing of a forgotten crush and new discoveries about her sleepwalking that risk the exposure of her long-kept secret
You’ll love this mysterious and romantic story with realistic characters and sharp wit. Under the Surface is the first book of a brilliant young adult sci-fi series.
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C.T. Barney discovered writing as one of her passions during the summer of 2016 while enrolled in a stress management class. Several exercises required the students to carry a notebook around and scribble down thoughts and observations to practice being mindful. Long after the course ended, the notebook stayed at her side. Her notes inspired the creation of scenarios, characters, and eventually the idea for the Cleo series.
Barney was born in Las Vegas but lives and writes in Oregon with her frugal husband and two hungry sons.
I put my kids to bed at nine, my husband to bed at eleven. Then, if everything in my house is in order, which it never is, I write… Though I didn’t fancy writing, until recent years, it is now my obsession. When I’m not writing, I’m thinking about how each situation could fit into …
I become passionate about too many things. This summer I’ve been going to u-pick fruit farms with two of my friends and turning my haul into freezer jam. So far, I’ve turned 70 pounds of strawberries, 50 pounds of peaches, and 20 pounds of raspberries into jam. There’s about 20 pounds of blueberries sitting in …
It’s been a busy month so far! I hosted my local book club meeting at my house since they all read my book! It was so fun to have a group of people talk about my story in their point-of-view and hear all their thoughts and theories. We had a random name draw for a …