Author Archives: Brian C. Kaufman

About Brian C. Kaufman

Author, educator, cook. Given a tilt of fate, that might have been lead guitarist, pro wrestler, radio evangelist. You never know.

Big News Coming

The ink has to dry first, but I have big news coming. In the meantime, let me drop a teaser consisting of a photo and a bullet list of facts. The first war to feature rocket warfare, submarine kills and … Continue reading

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Finding the Time to Write

Writers procrastinate. In a busy world, finding something other than writing to do is easy. Having dawdled away entire decades, I found myself without anything to show for the time spent talking about writing (most often with a beer in … Continue reading

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A Small Favor

Critters Writer’s Workshop is a free, online workshop for writers, fun by Andrew Burt, former VP of Science Fiction Writers of America. Critters holds an annual poll for the “best-of,” and my novel, The Fat Lady’s Low, Sad Song was … Continue reading

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Good News

It’s official! The Fat Lady’s Low, Sad Song has won the 2018 PenCraft Award for General Fiction. My baseball novel about a young, female knuckleball pitcher in the minor leagues, featured on the Kirkus book review podcast, is starting to get some … Continue reading

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Hearing the Fat Lady Sing

The Fat Lady’s Low, Sad Song is now an audiobook. Marlin May is a stage and voice actor living in Windsor, Colorado. Marlin reached out to me through Facebook to say he’d been contracted for the audiobook version of my … Continue reading

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Advice on Writer’s Conferences

At some point in your writing career, you’ll probably consider attending a Writer’s Conference. That idea may seem daunting. How do you prepare? What do you do once you’re there? How do you follow up when the conference is over? … Continue reading

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It’s Alive…The Fat Lady’s Low, Sad Song

My baseball novel, The Fat Lady’s Low, Sad Song, is available from Amazon, so it’s officially alive. This book sat on a back shelf in my mind for nearly two decades, and I think the wait was worth it. There … Continue reading

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A MODEST GRAMMAR PROPOSAL

The grammar police (“To correct and serve”) have a legitimate complaint. Language is under assault, and the malevolent perpetrators are, as in Dickens’s time, ignorance and want. No offense to educators (take note—offense intended by its denial), grammar isn’t being … Continue reading

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Bilko

My lifetime love affair with baseball was often unrequited. A chubby kid in high school, I made the baseball team, but never cracked the starting lineup. I had a large collection of Mickey Mantle cards, but my first wife threw … Continue reading

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Poke a Wound

Should you write about what you know, or something you don’t know? Let me answer by going sideways. Write about what hurts. I attended Colorado State University at the turn of the century (sounds so long ago when I phrase … Continue reading

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