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COMING SOON!  February 2, 2018

Meniscus: One Point Five – Forty Missing Days

Book 1.5 in my science-fiction series about the adventures of two people lost on a dystopian planet. This is the story of the days near the end of Book One when Odymn and the Slain discover their love for one another.

paperback at Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/dp/1978407564

e-book available free at www.janetims.com



in the shelter of the covered bridgepoems about the plants and animals living in the vicinity of some of New Brunswick’s covered bridges.

SCB Cover

If you love covered bridges, this is the book for you. In 2015 my husband and I visited 54 covered bridges, mostly in the Saint John River Valley in New Brunswick. The poems are about the plants and animals we encountered and about the humans who have left their mark inside these covered bridges.

Just go to http://www.chapelstreeteditions.com  to order.


Now available:

within easy reachmy book of poetry explores the growing and gathering of local foods.


within easy reach Jane Spavold Tims cover


My book is about eating local foods, especially wild edible plants. There are poems about picking berries, foraging for wild herbs, gathering coastal plants, and making jams and jellies.  I hope my poems will remind you of your own days in the berry field! I have included my own pencil drawings of many wild plants.


Just go to http://www.chapelstreeteditions.com  to order.


AND MORE IN THE MENISCUS SERIES:  All illustrated with my drawings!

Meniscus: Crossing The Churn – my long poem, the story of the meeting of Odymn and the Slain.

Odymn is a young woman who wants to be free of a life of servitude. By day she serves meals to the brutal Gel-heads in a Prell-nan bar. By night, she practices the skill of parkour, gaining strength and endurance and a way to survive. When the Slain, a genetically-enhanced trader rescues her from attack by a gang of Gel-heads, Odymn thinks she may have found her soul-mate and a new way of life. But can she trust the kindness of a stranger?


Meniscus: South from Sintha – a long poem, the continuing adventures of Odymn and the Slain on the planet Meniscus.

On a planet where Humans are slaves, Odymn is free. Her companion, the Slain, was once a trader in sentient beings. Now, for love of Odymn, he has agreed to change his ways and to return his former captives to their homes. Together, he and Odymn travel the urban alleyways and wilderness woodlands of the Southern District of Prell-nan, risking everything. They must battle wild life, outsmart power-hungry Dock-winders and dodge the grasp of ruthless Gel-heads. But in spite of good intentions, will the Slain be able to right the wrongs of the past? Or will the consequences of his actions outweigh the good he and Odymn want to do?


Meniscus: Winter by the Water-climb – in this long poem, Odymn and the Slain face a long winter on Meniscus. 

Winter on the planet Meniscus is brutal — the plenty of other seasons gives way to scarcity and desperation. Unprepared for the months ahead, Odymn and the Slain find shelter with the generous Argenops, furry, friendly creatures. When Odymn has to survive without the help of the Slain, she must depend on her own wits and her skill at parkour to survive the alien landscape of the Themble. But she is not prepared for new arrivals in the Themble Wood, a group of survivors, freed from slavery when their transport crashes in the Darn’el Desert. On a planet where Human relationships are not allowed, ten people and an alien child take the first steps toward building a community.

On Amazon in paperback or Kindle:

Meniscus: Crossing The Churn  https://www.amazon.com/dp/1542342635

Meniscus: South from Sintha https://www.amazon.com/dp/1544103018

Meniscus: Winter by the Water-climb https://www.amazon.com/dp/1544818068




I hope you will enjoy reading my poems and seeing my drawings.

For more information go to my regular blog ‘nichepoetryandprose’ at http://www.janetims.com