Two men . . . one promise . . . six lives changed forever . . . -- The Collectibles--Uncle Howard's words
About the Author
James J. Kaufman is the author of the award-winning novel "The Collectibles" and now its sequel, "The Concealers." Thus far, his first two books in his acclaimed Collectibles Trilogy have drawn heavily from his experiences in law, his dealings in the business world, and his interactions with people from widely different backgrounds.
"I write about the dilemmas and choices that face us all," Kaufman said, "both as fellow humans and as Americans. We talk a lot about success in this country but what, in the end, does constitute a 'successful' life? I would argue that a good life lived is not about control or money but about having heart and reaching out to your fellow man."
Kaufman's debut novel, "The Collectibles" became a bestseller; it went on to receive the 2011 Nautilus Silver Award for Fiction and the 2011 Benjamin Franklin Bill Fisher Silver Award for Best First Novel.
The story of the Collectibles continues in "The Concealers," Book 2 of the trilogy, as characters old and new navigate a world tainted by deceit and despair. "In 'The Concealers,'" Kaufman says, "I have tried to raise what I believe is one of the fundamental questions of our time: Does the truth still matter?"
In addition to his writing, Kaufman is an attorney, former judge, and business man--CEO of The Kaufman Group, Ltd. and Chairman of the Board of Imaging the World, a not-for-profit health care company delivering ultrasound services to Uganda and other under-served populations in an effort to save lives that might otherwise be lost.
He is also a proud member of the esteemed Players, Gramercy Park, New York City. He is currently working on tworking on Book 3 in The Collectibles Trilogy. Kaufman lives in Wilmington, North Carolina, with his wife.
The author invites you to visit him at www.jamesjkaufman.com.