Tea With Delilah
A Wild Streak
The Memory of All That
Save the Last Dance for Me
Born in Englehart, Ontario, Ruth's first venture into higher education was at North Bay Teachers' College. She has an Ontario Teachers' Certificate. She is a graduate of Queen's University, (B.A, 1970. M.A., History, 1973, Ruth "Olson.") She also completed a B.A. in English in 1993 from the University of Waterloo.
Ruth taught in Ontario elementary schools for five years. Later, as a history researcher/project manager, she indexed 19th century Kingston newspapers. Since 1985, she has taught interest courses in creative writing (including memoir writing) in Ottawa schools, community centres and libraries. Several of her former students have since been published.
Over the past thirty years, her short fiction, poems, reviews and articles have been published in a variety of literary and general interest publications. Her twelve books, (two on historical subjects, one biography, one on the craft of writing, three short story collections and five novels) have been published by Ottawa-area small presses.