About me

I was born in Berkeley, California on Hallowe’en night, 1958. My family moved to Toronto, Ontario in 1965, then my first husband and I moved to Victoria, British Columbia in 1989. I have three grown children.

feel fortunate and grateful to live and work on the unceded territories of the lək̓ʷəŋən People, also known as the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations communities. I live near the Gorge. When I walk there, I remember that Aboriginal people have lived on the land around the Gorge Waterway and Portage Inlet for more than 4,000 years. They used the waterway for gathering food such as salmon, herring, oysters and other shellfish, waterfowl, and eelgrass. Their historical relationship to the land continues to this day. 

Michael and I live in a house in Victoria with our golden doodle, Marvin. I am an introvert, drawing my energy from time alone in repose or creation. I love to write and read, to sew and create. I make quilts and purses, wall hangings and pillowcases–anything that pleases me, really. I write poems and stories (some featured in this blog), and recently a novel. Sometimes I draw and doodle, make comics and mandalas. 

I work as a tutor and freelance editor

I am on Instagram: maddyruthwalker

If you have comments or questions about the blog, you can use the comment feature or email me at maddyruthwalker@gmail.com 

Thank you for reading my writing. 


Michael and Madeline – Tofino, BC 2022

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