Jackie Hardy has been reading, writing and editing haiku for fifteen years. The landscape and lifestyle of rural Northumberland, England, where she has lived for the last twenty years, provides inspiration for much of her creative work. Jackie has written a haiku collection entitled The Dust is Golden. Some more of her haiku appears in her poetry collection, Canuting the Waves. Jackie works in adult education. Currently she manages a series of outreach programmes for Lancaster University, but has tutored many courses on literature and creative writing in northeast England.