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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.

Of Beauty and the Beast, book covers, and dreams (once more)

… Both a little scared, Neither one prepared, Beauty and the Beast… F# – E- F# – A – D D – C# – D – F# – G F# – G – E – F# – D The first … Continue reading

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The Sisterhood of the Full Moon

If most families are like fudge–mostly sweet with a few nuts, as someone said–mine is just the opposite. Not tragically dysfunctional, yet unique in a way that makes me feel as if I’ve been sitting on a chair that has … Continue reading

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The cosmic ties between stories and writers

Maybe because of two big events of the last week–the solar eclipse on Monday and the final episode of season 7 of Game of Thrones on Sunday– everything between was a blur. Through #14 welding glass, the sun looks like … Continue reading

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The story of the first Ellida

  … I sprawled across Jack, closing my arms around his neck. I buried my nose into his strong neck, inhaling his scent, both animal and human, familiar, warm and natural. Jack lifted his head toward the night sky. “Do … Continue reading

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Everything I always wanted to tell you, but no one would ask me

How did I come up with the titles for my first two books? What does asanni mean? Ellida? I’m glad you asked. There are three other races of humanoids in my novels: werewolves, Tel-Urughs and wizards. The ancient homeland of … Continue reading

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The Story of Tel-Urughs – part II

In my last post, I touched on the story of Tel-Urughs, the creatures similar to vampires who inhabit my imaginary world. I mentioned that they need only a small amount of human blood to live and thrive. Why did I … Continue reading

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Blind Date Update

Good news: I got my first stars on Amazon.ca. What a great weekend read! The perfect amount of steamy romance mixed with a surprise or two. Kaufmann has done an awesome job of making this one of those books you … Continue reading

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