T. Mike Walker grew up in San Francisco and received his MA in Language Arts from San Francisco State University, where he taught creative writing from 1962-1965. From 1960-63 he worked full-time as a San Francisco policeman. From 1967-1968 he taught high school English in the Haight Ashbury District in San Francisco. From 1965 – 1968 Walker explored making collages and selling them through the Psychedelic Shop on Haight Street. Walker published three books based on his experiences: Voices From The Bottom of the World: A Policeman's Journal (Grove Press, 1970); Respect, Hippy High School in the Summer of Love (self-published, 2004), and The Butterfly Bride and Other Tales from a Wedding Minister. All three are available from www.amazon.com.
From 1968 - 1998 Walker taught English full-time at Cabrillo Community College. After he retired from teaching he returned to creating visual art. In addition to collage, he draws, and paints in watercolor, and acrylic. He has exhibited widely in Santa Cruz County for over a decade, appearing in many group and juried exhibitions, as well as solo shows. He co-creates collages via consignment for posters,book-covers, etc., writes poetry in his spare time and
plays keyboard at least an hour each day. He is also working on another novel.