If you look at a starless, black spot in the night sky and take a picture of it through a telescope, you’ll get a black picture. But if you keep taking pictures of that same black spot, moving the telescope just a little each time (because the Earth is rotating, so the stars are moving … Continue reading Christmas Starry Sky and Interview
Review No. 3: Dog Meat by Priscilla Bettis — JF Kaufmann, Author
Priscilla Bettis’s novella is a fascinating journey into the blackness of totalitarian regime—a literary sublimation and a paradigm that we have seen before, from Romania between 1945 and 1989 and Stalin’s gulags to the crazy, murderous dictatorship of Pol Pot in Cambodia and the constant blasting of tenets from the public speakers on the streets […] … Continue reading Review No. 3: Dog Meat by Priscilla Bettis — JF Kaufmann, Author
In the States, it is Thanksgiving week. I am thankful for a lot of things... family, freedom, and faith among them. I'm also thankful for creative people, like the artist who made the collage in today's feature image. It's made of used postage stamps! Find Kay Burrell's work at her Etsy shop. If you have … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
It’s here! DOG MEAT (Plus 10 reasons why you should buy my book even if you don’t read horror.)
I'm excited to announce the publication of my debut novella, Dog Meat! Kalb Ward slaughters dogs for the Colony, a closed, dystopian society where resources are tight, free speech is nonexistent, and those in power have eyes and ears everywhere. Ward desperately wants to quit his grisly job, but he knows he’ll be arrested, or … Continue reading It’s here! DOG MEAT (Plus 10 reasons why you should buy my book even if you don’t read horror.)
An Excerpt, and a Celebration!
My upcoming novella, Dog Meat, is set in the 1980s in a made-up country (the "Colony"), but the following scene happened to real-life family friends of ours (now American citizens). Ward is a little boy at home with his family. His mother and father (“Patro”) are intellectuals, and Revolution soldiers think intellectuals are dangerous. The … Continue reading An Excerpt, and a Celebration!
An Interview and My First Dog Meat Review!
I was tickled pink to be interviewed by fellow author (and Bigfoot expert) Lionel Ray Green for his Fresh Blood series. Check it out! AND I got my first review for my upcoming dystopian novella, Dog Meat! Pax on her YouTube channel enjoyed, um, had fun with, uh... maybe you should just see what she … Continue reading An Interview and My First Dog Meat Review!