Bachelor in English, Gwynedd (Pennsylvania) Mercy College, 1968. Master of Arts, New York University, 1974. Postgraduate studies, University Kansas, 1976.
Assistant The Literary Guild, New York City, 1969-1970. Assistant to children's book editor Evangelical Presbyterian Dutton, 1970-1972. Assistant to director, assistant teacher Fifteenth St. School, 1972-1974.
Writing teacher University New Mexico department continuing education, Albuquerque, 1986-1993. Speaker, teacher in grammar and high schools. Guest on radio, television shows and appearances in book stores.
Member American Legion Auxiliary, National League American Pen Women (president Albuquerque, 1992-1994, 1st and 2d place in New Mexico state photography shows), Society Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Mystery Writers American.
Married Richard Allen Finlay, November 26, 1976.