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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.

Christmas Review No. 1: Christmas in Silver Creek by Katie O’Connor

I’ll start off my mini-series of Christmas reviews with Katie O’Connor’s Christmas novel. The fact that Katie and I are friends has nothing with the fact that I like her books. I know the real reason for that: the feeling … Continue reading

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The novella update: Despite recovering from oral surgery, I was able to format and upload I Will be Waiting for You at the End of the Story on three platforms: Smashwords, Amazon Kindle and Draft2Digital. Or maybe it was because … Continue reading

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I’ve been waiting…

A happy announcement: It’s been a while since I finished the first draft of my recent novella, I Will Be Waiting for You at the End of the Story. It took me no more than three weeks to write it … Continue reading

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Dream a Little Dream

What is your dream? This question was originally posted on Writers Support Writers — a blog that I visit every now and then — and reposted on another blog that I follow. Everyone was invited to share their dreams. I … Continue reading

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After my recollections of September, my former magazine delighted me by publishing my memories of snow in their latest issue. I translated it in English, fascinated with the process once more. The two texts are similar; they both have the … Continue reading

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First, Second and Third of all…

First of all, congratulations to my friend JP McLean on her newest book, Ghost Mark! I read it before it was published, and I loved it! Stay tuned for my review, and in the meantime, if you like well-written, clever … Continue reading

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Belgrade via Texas

My original recollections of September have been written in my language and post on my FB, after a years-long gap in this kind of writing. Later, I translated it. Not an easy task since I, like many others who operate … Continue reading

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September, the Colours of Scents

September–the summer in autumn and the autumn in summer. It’s the month in which I was born, right after the equinox. If you believe in astrology and you know me, you can tell that I’m a typical Libra. I don’t, … Continue reading

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

I was ready to close my blog for good. After several years of posting about what I read and what I write, with a few excursions into the art of film, painting and history, I was ready to throw in … Continue reading

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The Best Antidote for Self-doubt

I almost wept when I read Audrie Driscoll’s review my three story collection, Best Friends and Other Lovers. It’s been so long since I got any feedback about my writing. Yesterday I told my friend, Georgette, about it. “I probably … Continue reading

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