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.
I hope everyone is having a terrific spring. It’s breathtaking here in Oregon, if you’ve never been here and like the outdoors, I suggest visiting. There are countless waterfalls, beautiful rain forests and beaches. Here’s a picture I took on the Spencer Butte Trail near Eugene today. I am currently working on the second book …
Cleo Under the Surface paperback is now available on Amazon! (click here to buy) I am so excited to have my physical book in my hands; it looks great. It still feels unreal to think about my story being out there for the world to read. The excitement I get every time I read or …
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 …