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.
December 2014
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The new glasses are ready… I’ll pick them up tomorrow.

Jane has a shopping trip to do. Tomorrow is MY day to shop. And I’ll get my glasses.

We’re not doing that much for Christmas—but we do have to shop. I can’t believe I’ve asked for socks. That was the dreadfulest gift when I was a kid, well, except when my feet were growing and […]

Lost my glasses. Quel pain!

I can get by most places with store-boughts; but for editing and computer work—I need something better; and plastic lenses weren’t cutting it anyway.

Plus I’m not that happy with the prescription. So..I changed optometrists and went to Costco’s doc—there’s more to it than that, like a stray 16.00 bill hanging over from the last […]

Rearranging the furniture…Rubik’s Cube.

You’d be surprised at the dustbunnies you find…

I thought there was only one way to arrange this room. Then I had a bit of an inspiration—at least to get a way to get to the upper left corner without edging sideways. And it went pretty easily. The bed is one of those Sleep Number […]

Temporal Lobe Epilepsy…as the cause of Tut’s demise.

Explaining his grandfather’s vision of the sphinx telling him he would be pharoah…his father’s vision of the new Sun god Aton, Tut’s conversion back to the old religion, his wider-than-normal hip structure, his early death, and leg fracture…and his body type, and early death: all these are, according to a new Smithsonian production, and a […]

Reign. Silliness on the half-shell. Actually kind of entertaining…

Finally got around to watching this on Netflix. The elder queen is wonderful; so is King Henri. If it weren’t for her–and him—the whole thing would collapse. The younger gen shouldn’t have been given sharp dinner utensils.

As for historical accuracy—the ONE excuse for Nostradamus, the prophecy that made his fortune—is edited out. The Duc […]

Damselfish and clownfish—different suits, same fish.

I set up my 102 gallon as a damsel tank: I love their color and fast movement. I traded off most of my corals during the change from my 54 gallon (which is now a freshwater) to the 102—and I’m trying to get the corals built back up.

Now, corals once happy can grow like […]

The popularity of Ancestry…

, attracting a raft of naive folk, love ‘em, but…

Columbus sailed the ocean blue In fourteen hundred ninety-two.

Therefore the presence of a European in a place called Illinois in 1300 is quite remarkable. And the likelihood that he is a citizen of the United States is vanishingly low. The fact that his name […]

Real excitement in genealogy is losing a 300 year time frame….

Pushed a button I should’na pushed. Me mum’s entire line from great-great gran went blooie. Vanished. Especially nuisanceful is losing the line in your DNA record…and this one carries my MtDNA.

One of the good things about Family Tree software ( is that gone is not gone, if you can find the thread. Thirty minutes […]

Jane and I have resurrected an old practice in our writing…

Reading. Simple as it sounds, reading the week’s progress to each other.

It’s a case of…when you know there’s a deadline…

Funny thing. You work.

Rain, rain, rain and a dash to the supermarket.

Laying in supplies. And a couple of pies. We start our Christmas decorating on Thanksgiving Day, so I’m not cooking. Bought the pies, boxed stuffing, etc, and we’ll just get along ok.

Christmas, now, we’ll unbend and maybe actually cook. Granted we get some of the stuff done to clear the decks that we want […]