Lisa Timpf is a retired HR and communications professional who lives in Simcoe, Ontario. A graduate of McMaster University’s Physical Education program, Lisa also took several English and philosophy courses while attending university. Her work and life experiences, as well as her interest in nature, pets, sports, and science, often find their way into her poetry and fiction. Lisa’s interest in writing speculative poetry and short stories began after her retirement in 2014. Since that time, she has had over 250 poems, the majority of them speculative, published.

Her poetry has appeared in Star*Line, Eye to the Telescope, New Myths, Polar Borealis, and other venues. Her work has been published in three Rhysling anthologies and three Dwarf Stars anthologies, including those for the current year. She has also written over 40 speculative fiction stories, as well as a number of book reviews. Lisa’s collection of speculative haibun poetry, In Days to Come, is available from Hiraeth Publishing. When not writing, Lisa enjoys bird-watching and organic gardening. Check out for more information about Lisa’s writing projects.

Lisa is a contributing author to the House of Zolo’s Journal of Speculative Literature – Volume 2  with the poem “For Laika (The First Dog in Space)”; and to House of Zolo’s Journal of Speculative Literature, Volume 4 with the poem “A Nannybot’s Musings.”