Underneath the Surface

Tanya Gandolfo tanya.gandolfo@yahoo.com



Tanya Gandolfo

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Underneath the Surface is the story of Dylan Inarkaevich, who after forgetting to take her routine medication, discovers the world is overun by aliens and struggles to save her brothers before it's too late.


Sci-Fi, Young Adult, Suspense / Thriller

Short Summary

The story begins with Dylan getting ready for school and attending class. Everything appears normal until her friend Mira is taken away by the Principal in the middle of class.

The story ends where Dylan and her brothers have escaped but this is only short lived. Dylan becomes paranoid and is in hiding until her brothers give away her location. She blacks out and can longer see or have control of her body, the story ends with her hearing herself say hello to her mother.


Albanrouke Academy, the future

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements


Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: Dylan Inarkaevich

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Badass, Desperate, Perseverance, Skillful, Unapologetic, Lone Wolf, Insecure, Obedient, Outspoken, Blunt, Narcissistic, Sarcastic

Additional Character Details

Name: Mira Santos

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Desperate, Manipulative, Obedient, Villainous

Additional Character Details

Name: Miss McGuirk

Age: 32

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Manipulative, Power-hungry, Visionary, Villainous, Confident, Educated, Greedy, Perseverance

Additional Character Details

Name: Axon

Age: 20

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Complex, Decisive, Educated, Empathetic, Sarcastic, Heartthrob, Leader, Skillful, Confident

Development Pitch

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



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