Author Archives: jfkaufmann

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.

A Curator of Dreams

I am not a big poetry person, but I do like some poets and poetesses. One of them is Dieu Dinh, who I would like to introduce in this post. Dieu writes poetry about the little things she observes in life. From … Continue reading

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Smashwords’s Summer/Winter Sale Specials July 1-31

Once Upon a Night is among hundreds of other books that are FREE to download during Smashwords’s Summer/Winter Sale Specials July 1-31 The Smashowrds membership is also free.

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Story of O, dark and beautiful

Story of O was so beautifully written that this alone should’ve been enough to give it literary credibility. I recently read the 1954 infamous, mysterious and controversial short novel by French author Pauline Réage. When it was published, the book … Continue reading

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What do readers say?

If you wondered if I’d abandoned my website–I haven’t. I have a valid excuse for my absence. I had a complicated eye surgery, couldn’t read or use the computer for several weeks. That sucked, more than my bloodshot eye. In the … Continue reading

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Indecent Proposal

I know almost nothing about how search engines work, except that almost everything is based on Algorithms (the word invokes so much awe in me that I spontaneously started writing it with a capital A), which I can’t make work … Continue reading

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The Scarlet Mark by Shellley Kassian

I’m posting a review I wrote more than two years ago… I’ve just realized I don’t have it on my website. January 2016 Intertwining her novel’s plot with several distinctive threads – Norse mythology, folk tales and early medieval Christianity … Continue reading

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Running Home by Katie O’Connor

A great romance, and much more. Running Home, the first novel in the Heart’s Haven series, is an enjoyable read, a lovely romance that will leave you happy and satisfied. It has likable and realistic characters and a solid story. … Continue reading

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