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.
July 2015
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flash copters…

If we happen to be home on the 4th of July, we hike along the street to the houseless hillside on that street that affords a panoramic view of the city—and the downtown fireworks display, which is quite something.

We are not alone in this. The police block the street, and a crowd of a […]

A few more nasty days…

Then the temperatures go back to the high 80’s. The 4th of July is very often the height of heat for the summer here, as August tends to be fire season…I do hope the WOrldcon doesn’t get pink skies and the smell of smoke…

And we’re surviving. We lost the one tree. We’re thinking about […]

We’ve now passed the hot air to Montana…

And it will not top 100 again this week. We’re back to more typical 4th of July weather.

Casualty, one tree, and several bushes which may not recover. We’ll give them til next spring to see if they rebound. Rhodies don’t readily replace leaves once lost.

But at least the egg is through the […]

Alas, our mitigating cloud cover will not materialize. 106 degrees on Sunday…

with a little cooldown Monday, then right back up in the 100’s by next week late.

Tricities gets 109. I am only glad we are not in the Tricities.

We are VERY glad of our patio canopies. It renders broiling into a gentle bake.

Sunday 105 in Spokane? Ugh…it’s been so cool most days…

An update however is saying that there is a chance it will ‘only’ get to 102. But Tri-Cities is forecast for 109. That’s brutal.

Still, folk down in the Tricities (Pasco, Kennewick, Richland) swear they like heat.

Not so much, us up here in Spokane.

They’re saying cloud cover and possible rain.

Which […]

Ace Hardware—not what it used to be.

I swear, everything we get from Ace breaks. The plumbing parts? Bought a PVC to hose connector? Broke right off when attaching a hose.

Tool handles break. What kind of industry machines a sound, metal blade, and attaches it to a handle that’s going to bend and break off.

Pump clip-on’s break…a bicycle pump should […]

Jane got the leak fixed. Works like a charm.

She has now tackled hard-piping the front water feature. The hose gave way and created a mess. We think there were two problems, a rock that had fallen against the float-cutoff mechanism, and a split in the hose. So every time you turned on the hose the float would cause it to pour water in […]

Jane worked in the hot sun for 6 hours laying new irrigation line.

Today…she is sunburned and headachy. And it leaks. There is a split in the hose somewhere about halfway along its length.

The layover from hell…not mine, thank goodness.

United puts passengers in military barracks in Goose Bay

Once upon a con, I waited for nearly 6 hours in Toronto while Canada’s Eastern attempted to roll up one working plane to send to Halifax. Little did I know that legendarily the union feud within Eastern was so bad that at one point pilot and […]

The dreaded juniper—a chainsaw and a win…

Today’s gardening?

Juniper bush. I think it was original to the house, ca 1954. It had spread, from a central trunk about 10″ in diameter, to a woody mass about 5 feet in diameter, and had radiated out branches each as thick as a lady’s wrist, about 8 in number to a radius of 15 […]