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An award-winning, best-selling novelist of over a dozen books, J. P. Barnaby is a proud member of the GLBT community both online and in her small town on the outskirts of Chicago. A member of Mensa, she is often described as brilliant but troubled, sweet but introverted and talented but deviant. She spends her days writing software and her nights writing erotica which is, of course, far more interesting. The spare time that she carves out between her career and her novels is spent reading about the concept of love, which, like some of her characters, she has never quite figured out for herself.

This is a follow-up to the blog post The Interloper from April 18th in which I talked about my anxiety over going to the college graduation of my boyfriend’s oldest son.



In a month, I’ll be accompanying my boyfriend to the oldest son’s graduation. Not only will I be meeting the middle son, who I’ve not met before, but it’s a family event. When I tried to explain that, he simply said, “you are f...

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“Can I get your cell phone number so we can text like normal antisocial human beings, since we are both too fucked up to have a conversation?”
J.P. Barnaby, Aaron

“I crushed him to me and was hit with a feeling so incredibly strong that, for a moment, I couldn't breathe. There were aspects of it that I recognized easily - attraction, lust, but there were subtler aspects as well and they weren't as readily identifiable - companionship, longing and comfort. The only way I could describe that undercurrent of emotion, strangely, was ... home.”
J.P. Barnaby, A House of Cards: Deconstructing Ethan

“His younger brothers, Allen and Anthony, hadn’t come downstairs yet. Aaron, Allen, and Anthony—their straight As, as his parents had joked before their first A became an F.”
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Lavinia Lewis Hi J.P! Thanks so much for accepting my friend request. Hope you're having a fab day!


Andrea Thanks for accepting my friendship. Love your books.


Monique ~ Sinfully Thanks for adding me JP:)


Adriana Hi, JP! Thank you for accepting my request! Porn star talk with you was the best on the chat, hahaha.


message 5: by Fiona

Fiona Goodman Thanks for accepting my friendship J.P! Now I just have to get to writing my reviews for your books!


Josephine Myles Hi J.P. - thanks for the add!


message 3: by J.P.

J.P. Barnaby Hi! Thanks for accepting! :)


Phoenix Emrys Helloooo! Thanks for the invite!


Williammaltese My pleasure!


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