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Jamie Mayfield, And A Reading From “A Broken Kind of Life”, And A Giveaway – What Could Be Better?

With a foreword by Cody Kennedy.

Aaron Downing is broken, barely clinging to the hope that one day, he will be normal again. His life remains a constant string of nightmares, flashbacks, and fear, but he perseveres and starts college, determined to move on.

Then Aaron gets assigned to work with Spencer Thomas for his programming project. Aaron doesn’t want Spencer to think he’s a freak, but as he gets to know his new deaf friend, he figures out he doesn’t need to be “normal.” If he could just learn to control his fear, that could be enough to find his footing again.

Or so Aaron thinks until his parents begin talking about institutionalizing him to give his brothers a more stable life. He searches desperately to find a way to cope or even to fake normalcy. But his new shrink’s instability makes conquering his demons that much more difficult, and his attraction to Spencer threatens to send Aaron spinning out of control.

Adapted as a YA edition of the novel Aaron by J.P. Barnaby.

100% of the author’s royalties are being donated to help homeless LGBT kids find safe shelter.


Jamie is offering one lucky reader the chance to win an E-copy of A Broken Kind of Life! All you have to do is leave a comment right here on this post, and you’re automatically entered to win.

All comments must be received by 11:59pm Pacific time on Sunday, September 8, 2013. The drawing will be conducted on Monday, the 9th, and the winner notified via email for prize delivery.

Good luck!


7 thoughts on “Jamie Mayfield, And A Reading From “A Broken Kind of Life”, And A Giveaway – What Could Be Better?

  1. Please enter me, this sounds like a great book.I haven’t read Aaron yet, but it is in my to buy list….Is it the exact same story as A Broken Kind of Life or is there enough difference that they are two separate book?


  2. Traci, the story does remain essentially the same. The differences were only with sexual content as far as I noticed. I bought the paperback of A Broken Kind of Life for my daughter to read when she gets a little older. I think it is a great story and since all proceeds go to charity I felt it was worth the purchase.


  3. Carolyn says:

    That was great to hear JP read that excerpt. I’m so impressed by these YA re-workings of previous adult novels, and even more so with the fact that the author’s proceeds to go to help kids. Truly wonderful all around.


  4. Thanks for stopping by to show a little love to Aaron. (Heaven knows the boy needs it. ;-) ) Jamie’s contest is now closed and the winner has been drawn. A copy of A Broken Kind of Life goes to…

    Trisha Harrington!

    Congratulations, Trisha! I’ll get your contact information on its way right now so you can start reading ASAP.

    In case you’re interested, JP Barnaby is donating all royalties from the sale of A Broken Kind of Life to Lost-N-Found Youth, a not-for-profit organization that focuses on getting LGBT youth off the streets and helping them to transition into a more stable and permanent environment.

    This giveaway did not in any way detract from JP’s charitable efforts. A donation has been made to the Lost-N-Found Youth corporation on behalf of The Novel Approach and Trisha.


    Lisa :)


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