Jane Tims writer

Welcome to the place where all my writing and art come together!


If you would like to get a sample of my writing, the book Meniscus: One Point Five – Forty Missing Days is available free at WattPad here.


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Meniscus: Encounter with the Emenpod

Book 7 in the series is the story of alien contact: after a disaster claims their village and two of their people, the Humans of Themble Hill meet the Emenpod, benevolent aliens who try to help the Humans rebuild their lives.

Meniscus: Oral Traditions

Book 6 in the series introduces two new characters to the story. Tagret, recently brought to Meniscus from Earth must learn the strange ways of the planet. She seeks the help of Rist, one of the Slain, but soon learns that he has a secret.

Meniscus: Karst Topography

Book 5 in my science-fiction series chronicles a rescue mission: the women of Themble Hill have been taken by aliens and the Slain will search for them in the dangerous streets of Prell. In paperback and e-book at Amazon.com https://www.amazon.ca/dp/1548434396




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

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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.


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 – a long narrative 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: One Point Five – Forty Missing Days – a long narrative poem, the story of how Odymn and Wen-le-gone heal the Slain from his wounds.

When the Slain bails on his contract to sell Odymn to the Dock-winders, he is shot trying to escape. Odymn, who loves the Slain, cannot abandon him and recruits Wen-le-gone, an Argenop elder and healer, to help her nurse the Slain back to good health. As they make their way toward the relative safety of the Themble, the trio must forage for food, save Odymn when she encounters a poisonous foe, and get to know and trust one-another. When Wen-le-gone leaves for his home, Odymn decides to stay with the Slain. As they continue on their journey, they work together to survive the dangers of the Themble Wood but in the end, memories of the past may be their biggest obstacle to building a life together.


Meniscus: South from Sintha – a long narrative 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 narrative 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: One Point Five https://www.amazon.com/dp/1978407564

(you can also read Meniscus: One Point Five on WattPad free:


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

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

Meniscus: The Village at Themble Hill https://www.amazon.com/dp/1546475982


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

For more information go to my regular blogs:

‘nichepoetryandprose’ at http://www.janetims.com

‘Off Planet’ at www.offplanet.blog