Bachelor in Journalism, University South Carolina, 1985.
Stringer, obit clerk The State Newspapers, Columbia, South Carolina, 1983-1985. Editor Sandlapper Public Company, Orangeburg, 1985-1987. Media relations assistant South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Columbia, 1987-1988.
Public relations intern South Carolina Economic Development Board, 1988. Lead writer Policy Management Systems Corporation, 1988-1994. Senior editor Trozzolo Resources, Kansas CIty, 1994-1995.
Director media relations Cerner Corporation, 1995-1998. E-commerce industry analyst NetSales, Inc., Overland Park, Kansas, 1998-2000. Marketing manager Thazar Solutions, Kansas City, 2001—2002.
Curriculum manager Foss Tng Consultant, 2002—2005.
Board directors, treasurer Science Fiction & Fantasy Hall of Fame, 1996-1998. Member National Federation Press Women (parliamentarian 1995-1997, board directors 1992-2002, webmaster 1997-2004, writing & editing awards since 1988), Missouri Press. Women (president 1997-2001, vice president 1994-1997, Communicator of Achievement 1997, writing & editing awards since 1994)), Kansas City Science Fiction & Fantasy Society.
Married Walter M. Best Junior, November 25, 1989 (divorced March 1999).