Meniscus: The Knife … Getting the cover ready!

The next book in the Meniscus Science Fiction Series will be released in October. Meniscus: The Knife is ready to go, except for my two scheduled beta-reads and format of the final cover.

The theme for the cover comes from a drawing I did for Meniscus: Oral Traditions. The drawing shows a trio of Dock-winders and a lone Hooplore travelling towards the mountains known as The Flames and The Knife. A lot of my new book takes place on the road to Nebul-nan.

The temporary cover for Meniscus: The Knife shows this drawing.

Today, I finished the painting based on the drawing. It still needs the touch of a professional photographer but this is a poor photo of the finished painting.

And here is what it will look like on the final cover.

Meniscus: The Knife tells the story of Tagret’s quest to find Rist and rescue him from the Brotherhood. Lots of action, twists and turns. The book also includes the story of Don’est (a Dock-winder child) and her quest to fit in with the Humans of Themble Hill.

Soon I’ll post the release date for Meniscus: The Knife.

Stay safe!

All my best!

Alexandra ( a.k.a. Jane)

meet an alien deity

This week, my new science fiction book will be released. Meniscus: Encounter with the Emenpod is the seventh book in the Meniscus Series.


emenpod fine-tuned cover (2)


The Emenpod, the Builders, have been mentioned throughout the series. Many times, the Humans in the book encounter interesting landscape features: stair cases built within cliff faces and limestone caves, floating mats of vegetation hovering above the desert, tunnels beneath the impassable Churn. The aliens of Meniscus speak of the Builders as though they are deities.


The stairway within the ‘stack’ was built by the Emenpod.


In Encounter with the Emenpod, the Humans of Themble Hill face horrible difficulties. Their village has been destroyed by a sink-hole, their people have been injured and some killed, and the young alien child in their community, Don’est) is missing. She is an unlikable child, so hard to understand, but she is lost where dangerous creatures roam the woodlands.



Almost immediately there are signs a benevolent force is helping the Humans. A strange green light has begun to rebuild the Village of Themble Hill. But when the Humans encounter De-al, a manifestation of the Emenpod, they realize the assistance of the Emenpod comes with consequences.


'De'al water-weld'paperback


encounter cover image

Meniscus: Encounter with the Emenpod

cover image by Jane Tims


Look for the book on Amazon on March 3, 2020 here

(Link will take you to the most recent book in the series Meniscus: Oral Traditions.)


All my best,