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About jfkaufmann

Not unlike my characters, I lead a double life: by day I'm a mother, a friend, a colleague, and the queen of my kitchen. When the moon rises, however, I shift into my other self and, as Queen of the Night, I reign the magical world of my imagination.

ALL MY SISTERS

I have so many of them that I’m afraid I might miss to mention one or two. Just kidding. A while ago a friend of mine asked me if I was the “middle sister.” Funny, but I had to stop … Continue reading

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Hidden colours of black-and-white

A visit from the inner child The dress was bright yellow, with small black squares on it (image 1); the sweater white, or beige (images 2 & 3). The pants dark brown, the suede shoes were brown too, only lighter. … Continue reading

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Like Day and night

Recently I haven’t been inspired for blogging, which is, under normal circumstances, one of my favourite things to do. Perhaps I suffer from post-publishing sadness. It should be a happy moment; it’s not a small thing to publish a book. … Continue reading

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The Snowman, or, what happened to Jo Nesbø

What is the magic ingredient for a bestseller? Must be luck, for a good story certainly isn’t. And I think I know what happened to Jo Nesbø, but you’ll need to read to the end of this blog to find out. … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Night

With a new title and a new cover…two stories and two songs that inspired them. My two-story novella is available on Amazon and Smashwords for preorder. The launch date is January 25, 2018. Thank you, Susan Toy, Kristin M. and … Continue reading

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Merry merry, happy happy, ho-ho-ho! Happy New Year!

There are a few writing/reading-related things that made 2017 a good year. I had the pleasure of reading three wonderful books written by friends: Betrayal, the fifth installment in the Gift Legacy series by Jo-Anne McLean, One Woman Island, the second book … Continue reading

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Good novels have nine structural points. Bad novels have them, too.

As I mentioned earlier, plotting’s not my thing. If writers are either architects or gardeners, as George R. R. Martin says, I, like him, plant a seed and watch it grow. I wrote my first four novels relying on my … Continue reading

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