Well, My name’s Jane Fancher, but you already knew that, right? I mean, the URL and the header are kind of a dead giveaway. I write science fiction and fantasy, with six published novels, three graphic novels (art as well as script) and a handful of short stories in my credits—from traditional, New York publishers. My newest venture, in combination with C.J. Cherryh and Lynn Abbey is Closed Circle Publications, a treasure trove of ebooks! I also “do” art. Most recently the covers for the Closed Circle books. You’ll find more on that here on the blog, including slideshows of my attempts to make Paint Shop Pro and Photoshop behave.
For more on the specifics of those professional endeavors, please check out my website at http://janefancher.com.
Beyond that, let’s see. I figure skate, garden, build things, travel, sing a bit, play a bit of piano and guitar, stitch…and, well, we’ll find out what I’ve forgotten as this blog develops.
This is me—over there…or up there…depending on your browser. I seriously detested the white borders this theme wanted to put on captioned images, so…the caption is gone. Until I can figure out how to make it black, I’ll just have to explain in text. This picture was taken at the Mariners’ (Seattle’s pro-baseball team) spring training camp in 2005. I like to think I look pretty much the same now. OK, a few more wrinkles, but I still feel like this. And, yes, I’m a baseball fan. It’s one of the few sports I’ll actually pay money to go watch. Figure skating, when the Nationals are in town, is another.
This is my cat, Efanor. He’s twenty pounds worth of adorable. He and his adopted sister, Ysabel, travel with us everywhere. They have somewhere in the neighborhood of 100,000 miles logged in the car by now. His favorite foods are Whataburger chicken strips and Smoochies. Sadly, Efanor passed away from this body in the spring of 2011. His beloved Ysabel left us soon after. We’re still debating…we think Efanor jumped to Seishi, Carolyn’s hugable Scottish fold, and Ysabel invaded my little Shuster. We know Sei has Carolyn’s Khym tucked inside and my beloved Elrond is laughing at us all from Shu’s eyes. You’ll find pix of Shu and Sei all over the site…digital cameras are a dangerous thing…
Let’s see…anything else? Oh, yeah, I love to hear from people! I love insights and opinions. Please feel free to leave comments, just keep them polite and remember, we’re all people with feelings.
About the SlideShows:
These have become such an important part of the blog that I would be highly remiss not to give credit where it’s due. They are done with the WordPress addon NextGen Gallery:
the theme I’m using is Atahualpa, a fabulously versatile WP theme: