D. H. Timpko has always wanted to be a writer. So she became one. She wrote professionally for publishing companies, associations, and corporations for many years. When she retired, she decided to do what she always wanted to do: Write children’s fiction full time.
In July 2015 the Gettier Group published The Firma Twins and the Purple Staff of Death, the first book in an open-ended series for elementary school children. Timpko is completing the second book, The Firma Twins and the Flute of Enchantment, and has started writing The Firma Twins and the Paisley Egg. She has detailed plans for future Firma Twins adventures.
Timpko is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators; The Yellow Brick Road, a critique group for serious children’s book writers; and Broad Universe, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting, encouraging, honoring, and celebrating women writers and editors in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and other speculative genres.
She has been married since 1991 to a fellow book and art enthusiast, loves to travel, and owns a cat and a dog. She writes an annual family newsletter, Chez Timpko News, which is distributed at the Timpko holiday party in December where her husband prepares an elaborate buffet. Her family newsletter has won a 2013, 2014, and 2015 APEX Award for Publication Excellence for One to Two Person Produced Newsletters.