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About Lisa Timpf
Lisa Timpf spent her early years living next to a farm on the outskirts of Simcoe, Ontario. Though the family moved into town when Timpf was nine years old, this early experience sparked a life-long interest in nature, especially birds and butterflies.
Timpf received a Bachelor of Physical Education degree at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, then went on to study Sport History at the Master's level at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. During that time, she worked part-time as a sports writer at the Halifax Daily News.
After returning to her home province of Ontario, Timpf secured a job at Honda of Canada Mfg. in Alliston, Ontario, where she worked in a variety of roles including Human Resources and Communications, before retiring in February of 2014.
Timpf's writing credits include several columns written for the Creemore Echo, in an independent newspaper in Creemore, Ontario, as well as appearances in six Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies, and pieces written for Small Farm Canada. She has also self-published a collection of creative non-fiction and poetry entitled A Trail that Twines: Reflections on Life and Nature, and a non-fiction book, St. George's Lawn Tennis Club: The First Hundred Years.
Star Trek (The Original Series) and authors such as Robert A. Heinlein and Andre Norton sparked an interest in science fiction in Timpf's teenage years. After her retirement, Timpf tried her hand at writing sci-fi short stories, poetry, and book reviews. Her sci-fi writing has appeared in anthologies such as Dogs of War, From a Cat's View, Enter the Rebirth, and Mother's Revenge, and magazines and online zines such as Bards and Sages Quarterly, New Myths, Star*Line, Liminality, and Apparition Lit.
In her younger years, Timpf was an avid athlete, participating in softball, field hockey, ball hockey, ice hockey, basketball, broomball, volleyball, badminton and track and field at various points in her life. Now confined to less strenuous pursuits, she enjoys organic gardening, cycling, and bird-watching.
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From clever dogs that sneak food to heroic dogs that save lives—from mischievous dogs that chew shoes to intuitive dogs that repair families—from goofy dogs that crack us up to nurturing dogs that act like therapists—you’ll have a new appreciation for your own dog’s unique skills.
With a special emphasis on the joy of adopting dogs from shelters, these stories will make you laugh out loud and maybe even shed a tear or two. And your purchase will help support the great work of the American Humane Association!
What do we learn from our dogs? Everything. Our dogs make us better people. If we rescued them, they rescue us back. If we’re sad, they comfort us. If we need to have more fun, they show us how. They are our protectors, our role models, and our best friends. You’ll laugh a lot, tear up at times, and nod your head in recognition as you read these tales about the wonderful experience of sharing life with a dog. Life lessons from our dogs come in many forms, from the hilarious to the heroic. You’ll enjoy a wide variety in these 101 entertaining stories.
Contributing authors include:
Richard Jones, Kevin Wetmore, Lou Antonelli, Alice Weyers, Tim Starnes, Donyae Coles, Nicholas Gregory, Emily Devenport, Timothy Turnipseed, Chad Schimke, Davyne DeSye, Zac Roe, Tom Barlow, Tim Burke, David M. Hoenig, Tori Stubbs, Bruce Golden, Holly Saiki, Lisa Timpf, Mark Wolf, Peter Talley, Allyson Russel, Anthony Addis, Richard A. Shury, Russel Hemmell, Madison Keller, Calvin Spears, Adam Breckenridge, Keith Hoskins, Amelia Kibbie, Cullen Thomas, Stephen Miller, Geneve Flynn, James Austin, Elizabeth Eve King.
FROM A CAT'S VIEW (book one) has 18 stories told by the cats who lived them, and written by amazing authors throughout the U.S., U.K., and Canada.
THE CEMETERY CAT - A cat for each grave--three-hundred forty-seven in all--and one had unfinished business.
SPECIAL - Family is... well, family. Maxie is special, and only Aunt 'Po can lift him from the gutter to the good life.
TISHY - Some cats are talented. Some cats are unnaturally talented. But Tishy outdid herself the day she brought home Quintus Liberalis.
INTREPIDUS - It wasn't the first time he'd made her feel alone and unloved. The breach between cat and human can be insurmountable.
WITCH CAT - Her kind are on the way out, but Old Gert isn't one to go quietly. She knew just what to do: Cheat. "Here kitty, kitty."
MAU OF THE PHARAOHS - Favored by Tutankhamun, Mau, in exchange for safe passage to the next world, offers Bastet his life story as viewed from the laps of three pharaohs.
BIG EARS - A plague curses the village of Culloden and beyond. The superstitious humans have condemned their only chance for salvation.
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT - Freedom is only as good as the next pilfered salmon fillet. Atticus prospered, now it was time to level up.
THE OPEN ROAD - Most shun the solitary life; a few seek it. Quicksilver, ship's cat by profession, was in the latter group.
MULGRAVE'S RESOLVE - Endurance, boredom, hunger, anger, reward: Mr. Mulgrave conquered the milestones on the road to survival one at a time, alone.
THE CAT'S APPRENTICE - Change is bad; being ignored is unacceptable. No one was putting Malcolm in a corner--certainly not this interloper wizard-wannabe.
STRAY CAT STRUT - The street's no place for Manhattan lovelies with names like Princess. Leo never expected to be sought out by a damsel in distress. But Tig sent her, and Leo owes Tig a favor.
SAVANNAH AND SAVANNAH - If you find a lost cat with your name on its collar it's meant to be... right? What if it really is meant to be? Think about it.
THE REAL THING - Locked in a vending machine, Leon's stomach rumbled. He could hear his little girl calling him home.
THIRD EYE LIVING - All cats have nine lives, but only the bravest have three eyes. When Mr. Fluffers' mother warned him about fairies, she failed to mention their pointy spears, sharp teeth, and evil grins.
THE STRAY - I kill to eat and to feed the big pink one that cannot hunt. There are fences with barbwire and smoke that burns the eyes and throat. Still, there is love.
TIN OPENER - Justice arrives on the heels of the reaper. When Jasper's tin opener is murdered, he uses his knowledge of the occult to summon help.
CATS ARE PATIENT - Six thousand years of plotting threatened by one, weak human. Not once, in the long history of the Ailurian, had they found it necessary to dispose of a human... until now.
Buy for yourself or as the purrrfect gift for your favorite cat lover.
Are we alone in the universe? Third Flatiron's new speculative fiction anthology, "Galileo's Theme Park," explores themes such as space exploration and adventure, religion, and cosmology. A flash humor section, "Grins and Gurgles," is also featured.
"Galileo's Theme Park" is an original and varied collection of science fiction/fantasy, humor, and horror from an international group of contributors. Writers include Alex Zalben, Ginger Strivelli, Steve Toase, Dr. Jackie Ferris, Eric J. Guignard, Jemima Pett, Erica Ruppert, Connie Vigil Platt, Justin Short, Wendy Nikel, Jimmy Huff, Adrik Kemp, Neil James Hudson, G. D. Watry, Jo Miles, Martin M. Clark, Rachel Rodman, Ville Nummenpää, Art Lasky, and Lisa Timpf. Edited by Juliana Rew.
imaginative speculative fiction short stories about things
that could be happening quietly, without a lot of fanfare, but which
could still be extremely significant or make a big difference.
Fourteen international authors come together in "It's Come to Our
Attention" from Third Flatiron Anthologies. Their stories scratch
below the surface to unearth a world of hidden gems:
Visit a landfill to hear some real trash talk. Tag along with an alien
agent here to save the earth from his hideout in the insane
asylum. Bust a conspiracy to change the climate via mind control. Form
an unhealthy attachment to your radio. Go down to the basement even
though we told you not to. Decide on the pros and cons of
immortality. Tell a librarian she would look beautiful without her
glasses. Find out what's at the bottom of the wishing well (besides
coins). Indulge in a little illegal but highly satisfying genetic
tinkering. Acknowledge the debt we all owe to French culture.
Contributors include Pauline J. Alama, James H. Zorn, Wendy Nikel, Philip Brian Hall, Hunter Liguore, Nyki Blatchley, James Dorr, Greg Beatty, Terri Bruce, Joel Richards, Marie DesJardin, Arthur M. Doweyko, E. M. Eastick, and Lisa Timpf.
dark dreams. This new anthology from Third Flatiron features 17
stories that combine elements of the Western with other literary
genres, including steampunk, fantasy, occult, and horror. We invite
you to mount up and ride with us into the sunset.
Our authors dig into the principles that have made Weird West fertile
ground for speculative fiction and adventure.
The international group of contributors to "Principia Ponderosa" make
this a unique and varied collection that is sure to please fans of
speculative fiction. They include Stanley Webb, J. L. Forrest, Jordan Ashley Moore, Angus McIntyre, Columbkill Noonan, Jackson Kuhl, Premee Mohamed, Mark Mellon, Salinda Tyson, Robert Walton, John J. Kennedy, Philip DiBoise, Martin Clark, Geoff Gander, Lisa Timpf, Sheryl Normandeau, and Brian Trent.
Saying YES gives you power—the power to make your life more exciting and your world bigger. So, do things that challenge you. Face your fears. And don’t be afraid to reinvent yourself. You’ll be inspired to make your own to-do list when you read these stories from regular people who used the power of saying “yes” to improve their lives. Find the motivation you need in the entertaining, personal accounts in these 101 stories.
But how might that change if it were no longer just humanity going to war—if animal instincts, strengths and skill were to join the battlefield?
Dogs of War is an anthology exploring what warfare looks like when the combatants are no longer fully human. It contains twenty three stories about how war changes when those who do the fighting have changed, and how much it stays just the same.
Nosy and Wolf by Ken MacGregor
After Their Kind by Taylor Harbin
Succession by Devin Hallsworth
Two If By Sea by Field T. Mouse
The Queens’ Confederate Space Marines by Elizabeth McCoy
The Loving Children by Bill McCormick
Strike, But Hear Me by Jefferson P. Swycaffer
End of Ages by BanWynn Oakshadow
Shells On the Beach by Tom Mullins
Cross of Valor Reception for the Raccoon, Tanner Williams, Declassified Transcript by John Kulp
Last Man Standing by Frances Pauli
Hunter’s Fall by Angela Oliver
Old Regimes by Gullwulf
The Shrine War by Alan Loewen
The Monster in the Mist by Madison Keller
Wolves in Winter by Searska GreyRaven
The Third Variety by Rob Baird
The Best and Worst of Worlds by Mary E. Lowd
Tooth, Claw and Fang by Stephen Coghlan
Sacrifice by J.N. Wolfe
War of Attrition by Lisa Timpf
Fathers to Sons by MikasiWolf
Hoodies and Horses by Michael D. Winkle
Edited by Fred Patten, Cover art by Teagan Gavet
Volume two of FROM A CAT’S VIEW contains 18 new stories written by authors from around the world who understand and appreciate a cat's unique sensibilities.
Fantasy, paranormal, horror, contemporary and historical fiction—something for everyone. Like the first volume, you can expect to be terrified and delighted; to laugh... and to cry. But know: These aren’t grandmother's cat stories.
CALIFORNIA COOKIN' - Mega-fires ravage the foothills of the Sierra Nevada range. Ash blankets communities as far away as San Francisco. Now, even the ‘hangers-on’ must let go. The responsibility to lead Gloria thru the devastation to shelter falls to Miss Molly, a 15-pound house cat with a silicon skeleton.
BLACK CATS - Carmine’s beloved servant, Jessica, knew he liked things comfy and cat-centric. She dutifully kept them that way. But his comfy world shuddered the day Jessica brought home the sinister figurine. Did Carmine detect the faintest twitch of its porcelain tail?
SMILE - City cats have it posh. For feral cats in the Outback it’s a different story. He is hunted by wild dogs, snakes, hawks, and the indigenous folk. But this Tommo—with his mesmerizing weapon of choice—is unlike any predator the feral cat has faced before.
THE OUT WORLD - Michael put on the uniform with the shiny buckle and many buttons and left for the out world. When his master didn’t come home, Bear was determined to find him. A big challenge for an unsophisticated house cat who’s never ventured past the front porch.
And many more stories. The purrfect gift—buy your copy today.
What a great way to show the mothers in your family that you appreciate and love them for all they do, even if you're not quite sure how they do it all. New moms and experienced moms will enjoy these stories of love and appreciation from grown and almost grown children of all ages, selected from Chicken Soup for the Soul’s library of stories that have appeared over its 27-year history. This is a popular gift for mothers, grandmothers, stepmothers, and mothers-in-law all year round.