Bica de Ideias

 An idea without action is like a song without vocal. Corine Timmer, Faro, Portugal 


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Bicadeideias, which means fountain of ideas, is about ideas turned into projects and passions that move me. 

One of those passions is animals. A few years ago on a dusty road in the south of Spain an encounter between myself, a baby boar, and a pointy-eared hunting dog touched my heart to such an extent it led to my first children´s storybook, Djabali´s Journey. Since then I have written more children´s stories, taken online  creative writing courses, and fallen in love with haiku poetry. 

In November last year I published an anthology of dog haiku. Proceeds from Barking Mad Haiku are going towards the sterilisation of street dogs in Faro, Portugal. I am currently working on a couple of children´s stories and a new haiku anthology in celebration of the Year of the Pig.. When I am not writing or creating, I enjoy walking and looking after my adopted street dogs, cats, and other animals. 

For more information about me and my projects, including  book trailers, haiku music, videos, and photo haiku, please visit the other pages on this site. My books are for sale directly through me and this website. I am happy to do school visits.
Corine Timmer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration and a diploma in interior design. She was active in the world of interiors until a road trip to Spain in 2014 re-awakened her passion for writing and in 2018 she self-published her first children’s storybook. In the same year it won a Mom’s Choice Award. Haiku crossed her path by accident in 2015 and she’s been hooked ever since. 

Corine´s poems have been published in various renowned print and web haiku journals and anthologies. In 2017, 2018, and 2019 she won awards for her haiku and photo haiku.  She lives in the countryside in the South of Portugal with her adopted street dogs and other animals. In February 2019 she became a "street eye" for StreetLife. StreetLife started in September 2017 as an initiative from a group of animal lovers who want to reduce the number of stray and abandoned animals in the East Algarve through a programme of sterilisations. 

Corine is a member of ALLi (Alliance of Independent Authors), SCBWI (Society of Children´s Books Writers and Illustrators), and the British and American Haiku Societies. She is most active on Facebook, Pinterest, and SoundCloud.

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