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Kathleen Barber’s first novel Truth Be Told (formerly published as Are You Sleeping) is the inspiration for the Apple TV+ series of the same name, produced by Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine and starring Octavia Spencer and Aaron Paul. Kathleen was raised in Galesburg, Illinois, and is a graduate of the University of Illinois and Northwestern University School of Law. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and son. Follow Me is her second novel.

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Kathleen Barber Hi Jackie! So glad to hear you enjoyed AYS! I'm also glad to hear you found Josie and Lanie's relationship authentic. I don't have any sisters (just o…moreHi Jackie! So glad to hear you enjoyed AYS! I'm also glad to hear you found Josie and Lanie's relationship authentic. I don't have any sisters (just one brother!), so their relationship was drawn largely from my imagination. (less)
Kathleen Barber Hi Ron — I didn't write that book, and I'm not sure who did. Sorry! Have you tried calling the Galesburg Public Library? They might be able to help yo…moreHi Ron — I didn't write that book, and I'm not sure who did. Sorry! Have you tried calling the Galesburg Public Library? They might be able to help you! (less)
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3.64 avg rating — 13,695 ratings — published 2017 — 28 editions
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3.70 avg rating — 4,069 ratings — published 2020 — 11 editions
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It's happening! AYS series officially ordered!

I have the best news! Apple ordered a 10-episode series of ARE YOU SLEEPING, meaning that the book will officially be coming to life on your screens! I'm so, so thrilled — I absolutely cannot wait to see what the incredible team working on the adaptation comes up with!

You can read more about it in these posts from Deadline and Variety. I hope you're as excited as I am! Read more of this blog post »
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“The truth is never complicated. It’s just the truth. Circumstances may be complicated, but the truth is always black and white.”
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