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. Plus, coming soon: e-books: Yvgenie, and books from Jane.



At Miscon 2013, around Memorial Day, Missoula MT, At SoonerCon, in OKC, around June 15, also Spokon in Spokane, in July/August, Beyond that, we aren't sure.
November 2014
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Made an interesting discovery: I’m allergic to turkey…

Not violently allergic, but there’s a reason, apparently, why I always get a little sick on Thanksgiving and don’t feel well for a few days—if I eat turkey. They disguise it. I can usually detect it: turkey pastrami and lunch meat to me has a very bad flavor. You can spice up turkey itself so […]

It’s finally snowing….

I love snow. It’s particularly nice when I don’t have to drive in it—we’re well-stocked: I did my grocery run yesterday—but it’s just sifting down like fine powder. Not uncommon for us. They only forecast half an inch, but I think we’ve already got that.

Spokane is a hilly town. Our downtown is literally […]

Finally got a good recipe for white sauce…Mexican.

In a sauce pan, heat butter (amount your choice—flour should be equal). This makes a roux, or a thickening base for a sauce. Pronounced rue. Cook it gently til slightly brown and until it doesn’t taste of raw flour. Then you add: sufficient chicken broth (Swansons sells a good one with a good shelf life.) […]

Ah, we are in for striped weather…

Meaning, by Wednesday, we have water in the forecast, but what form it will come in—may change by the hour. It will hover just at freezing, then below freezing, so back and forth—rain, ice, snow.

Our city has a city-wide race—which is a race, for runners who come in from Kenya and London and wherever, […]

We have touchdown. ;) Rosetta.

And it sings. Who’d have thought a comet would sing.

All right, sailors on the Wavy Sea…have I….?

Ever specified a last name for any of the kids? I think it’s high time they had one. Gene. Artur. Irene. And Bjorn, who didn’t get to come.

Cold weather is on its way—another of those polar vortices…

And Jane and I bestirred ourselves and started prepping. We’re at 50 degrees today. We’ll be in the 30’s tonight, but tomorrow, it doesn’t warm up. We have a high of 20-something and several days of nights in the teens.

Jane’s working on her book, and at a sticky spot, so I was trying not […]

Just sent the revisions on Tracker in…

People don’t realize how much Jane is involved in the writing of these books. In this case she dropped her own writing, parked herself in a chair, and 48 hours later, including taking the book to bed, she handed me a brilliantly-done critique, with line notes and suggestions…now and again I like her wording better […]

Mmm—daylight savings time.

My clock says 8:50 and my computer says 7:55. D’ya think?

I don’t think the DST change can account for the five minutes.

I really don’t mind it at all. Up here in the northern latitudes, with greatly diminished daylight, it gets to where, by winter solstice, you feel as if you’re living […]

For the first time, not a single Trick or Treater…

Kinda sad.

It was chill, spitting rain. Most of the ones we ever got were little tykes with parents, and the occasional shy batch of early teens.

Nada last night.

The local churches put on a show for the little ones.

Spokane is getting to where adults have taken over Halloween. We could have gone […]