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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.

The Years of Living Dangerously

I don’t think about the past often, but every now and then something brings it back against my will and turns me inside out. This time it was an article, written by a friend of mine and once-time colleague, about … Continue reading

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In the Spotlight: Jasmina Hanjalic – To the Mother of the Only Son

 Jasmina Hanjalic is my high school friend, the author of several books of poetry and short stories, and an ER doctor. This poem is based on a true event, and it’s Jasmina’s intimate reaction to its absurdity. I had the … Continue reading

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Honouring Rememberance Day: Momčilo the Brave

There are very few things more depraved, more cruel, more immoral than child-soldiers.  Yet, this post is a homage to a boy-warrior, the youngest soldier of the Great War. His story is unique, though–he wasn’t recruited; nobody used him for … Continue reading

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Collected Works of J. F. Kaufmann

ALL MY BOOKS ARE FREE ON SMASHWORDS Best Friends and Other Lovers Two lonely souls trapped in a stormy night. A blind date gone awry. A quest to save the best friend from the worst mistake of his life, with … Continue reading

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Embracing Obscurity

Uploading all my three books on Smashwords marked the end of my formatting  adventure. I left Smashwords for the end because I believed its style guide was complicated. It isn’t; it’s only written in an unnecessarily complicated manner, but once … Continue reading

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DIY Formatting? Not so Sure.

It’s been said over and over again that you should never edit your own book. After three months of preparing my three manuscripts for publishing, I’m not sure that self-formatting is a good idea either. Having said that, formatting isn’t … Continue reading

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The Best Spaghetti Carbonara, Served with Chapter 3

One thing that you can learn about me through my stories is that I love food. There are quite a few dishes mentioned in my books (my supernatural creatures eat human food. Mostly); some of them come with the cooking … Continue reading

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Live Now: The Two-blood Legacy

The first book of the Red Cliffs Chronicles is now available on Amazon and Draft2Digital. If you want to read it, please contact me and I’ll send you a free copy.  

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A-R International: J. F. Kaufmann

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J. F. Kaufmann Authors-Readers Internaional Not unlike my characters, I lead a double life: by day I’m an employee in a public library, mother of two teenage boys, a friend, a colleague, and the Queen of…

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When Books Talk Among Themselves (and Chapter 2)

Chapter Two In which our heroine learns some new words from an old language and contemplates toothbrushes, pajamas, and an 18th century opera singer, whose name was Rosalie. Then she makes a terrible coffee. This chapter subtitle is not part … Continue reading

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