As an attorney and former judge, James J. Kaufman has published several works of non-fiction. In The Collectibles, his debut novel, Kaufman draws heavily from his experiences in law, the world of business, and interactions with people from widely different backgrounds. Mr. Kaufman has been active in many national and international corporations, including CEO of Riviera Marine for North, South, and Central America. He is the founder and CEO of The Kaufman Group, LTD., Chairman of the Board of Imaging the World, and a member of the esteemed New York City Players Club. Kaufman and his wife make their home in Wilmington, North Carolina.