Simpson has been writing haiku seriously for about 10 years, taking pleasure in both the need to observe her surroundings closely and the way it fits in with a busy family life. She lives in Tauranga, New Zealand, in the aptly named Bay of Plenty.
Sandra attended New
Zealand's first national haiku conference in March 2005 which, among
other exciting events, featured a reading of 20 seasonal haiku set
to cello, which included sounds such as pine-cones creaking. Sandra
had three haiku featured in the set. When she's not writing (or editing)
haiku, Sandra is practising Chinese brush-painting, which she took
up a year ago.