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.

The Meaning of Rosebud

“…When I was five, my grandfather had bought me a picture book collection of fairy tales. It’d included, among others, my favorite princess stories: Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and Beauty and the Beast. I’d fallen in love with the … Continue reading

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The Autumn That Didn’t Happen

Unbelievable! My last post was from July (and it wasn’t mine, strictly speaking). Where did August and September go? It’s already winter. Fall is always short here, everyone knows that, but it’s never happened that it missed us completely. A … Continue reading

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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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