People try to hide pieces of themselves from the world,
but Cleo’s best kept secret is a mystery, even to her.
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.
Hello World! Cleo: Under the Surface is complete! Three years in the making and I have published my first book! You can get the electronic-book right now on Amazon for only 99¢ until March 22. The paperback will be available on April 5th. I will launch the book on March 22, so your reviews before …
Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone! I must acknowledge my amazing husband on this day of love. When I handed my husband the first few chapters of the first draft of my book, I was shaking. All my writing took place at night after he fell asleep, so he didn’t understand what I was up to. My face …
This morning at 12:30am, I sent my manuscript back to my editor for her to proofread. She should send it back within two weeks! I am exhausted, but very excited. I’ll take this time to work on the second book, but maybe give myself a couple days to rest and even read a book? My …