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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.

Emeralds and Rubies

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Fluid Friday

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Beautiful and Terrible as an Army with Banners (Waiting for S8E4)

I’m sure I’m not the only one who keeps seeing the parallels between LOTR and GOT (the filmed versions). Episode 3 of the last GOT season, The Long Night, was, for example, heavily inspired by the three major LOTR battles. … Continue reading

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The Best Swords Have Names (Waiting for GOT S8E3)

Last Sunday we watched a rare episode of Game of Thrones in which no one died. It made the inevitability of many of them dying this Sunday even more heartbreaking. My naïve reasoning about the Night King was wrong, of … Continue reading

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Game of Chess (Waiting for Episode 2)

I’m bracing myself for Episode 2 of Game of Thrones and everything it may bring. I think Episode 1 was brilliant. It’s like the beginning of a chess game between two invisible players. Almost all the pieces have been set … Continue reading

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The SaDisfying Ends (Waiting for Episode 1)

I’m waiting for this Sunday with mixed feelings of excitement and dread. Even if George R.R. Martin doesn’t kill them all, the ending will be, as the actor who plays Jamie Lannister says, saDisfying. Photo by Alex on Unsplash It … Continue reading

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“Read an E-Book Week” sale at Smashwords

Originally posted on Audrey Driscoll's Blog:
March 3rd through 9th. Deals and discounts on thousands of ebooks, including mine. More info at the official Read an E-Book Week page. You can find out more about me over at Sally’s…

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A Magnificent Farewell

A five-star review of J. P. McLean’s Wings of Prey, the concluding book of The Gift Legacy.  I was reading the last book in The Gift Legacy with enjoyment mixed with that specific sadness we sometimes feel when the time … Continue reading

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