New Foreigner Book!


a few hardcovers and pbs available from Closed Circle, signed. Latest: Moonlover and the Fountain of Blood, Jane Fancher short story. Chernevog, part 2 of the Rusalka trilogy co-written by CJ and Jane; and Orion's Children, a tetralogy from Lynn.

Welcome to the new look
Wave Without A Shore

It’s a work in progress but everything should work now


Progress on the remodel

The floor is ready to be re-floored. The ceiling is painted except for some cleanup and the bit where Scott (our carpenter) is ready to remove the old vent fan that doesn't vent; then we are going to install 3-4 recessed lights, and also move the ceiling fan over to...

Still camping out. No sink. Water from the tub…

Our sink arrived. The poor UPS guy had to schlep what's labeled 'team carry' pkg up two sets of steps. We have much of the ceiling painted. Some of the walls. We have the broom closet mostly built. We are gaining weight from fast food and from the fact I'm cooking in...

I promised you an account of the eclipse…

I'd studied the weather forecasts for two weeks trying to decide on Oregon, Casper WY or Idaho Falls...and best promises seemed for Idaho. But hotels were pricing up to a thousand a night in the area. No way. I priced a Motel 6 in Butte, MT, and yep, about 50 a night....

Well, the Scottish Fool brought me a bird…

A live bird. A relatively unscathed bird. He laid it on my new bedspread...which I had had the foresight to cover with a blanket. I gathered up the offering and carefully set it in the Japanese maple outside, so it could recover from the experience. Our bird charts...

Word from Threadbender….

She and her parents are sheltering in one of the towns people go to for shelter---she lives there; and they and the entire apartment complex have barbecue units, a lot of charcoal and drinking water, and plans to cook up everything in their fridge and freezers in the...

We are back from Bubonicon…and the eclipse.

I came back with the convention cold, so I have been using up Kleenex and sleeping a lot; and then Norton pitched a fit and wanted to be reinstalled. So after Jane bravely battled Norton to a standstill, I have my computer back. I'm still a bit under the weather, but...

Terra Cotta Warriors exhibit…

We are going to manage to catch this. There are a number of programs on streaming tv regarding new finds of terra cotta courtiers, etc. Interesting stuff! Look up: Xian tombs. is having a pretty good sale on its dna tests…

ends Aug 15. The typical test is autosomal, looking at a number of areas. Helps if you can build even a rudimentary tree, which would entail a membership (you can choose several levels of access, starting with US-only for US residents.)

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Jane's made a pass; now CJ's turn

26,288 of 120,000 words (22%) complete

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Alliance Rising

with my agent, and at DAW

136,000 of 120,000 words (113%) complete

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Alliance-Union History

Held for Closed-Circle until we turn in AR.

19,000 of 19,000 words (100%) complete

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in production phase

101,000 of 101,000 words (100%) complete