Bachelor, Master of Arts, University Oklahoma, 1976.
Adjunct professor journalism University Oklahoma, Norman, since 1970.
Member Women Writing the West, Oklahoma Writers Federation (life).
Married Clifford Wayne Nelson (divorced November 1965). Children: Connie Lue Wilson, Donna Mae Nelson, Cheryl Ann Hanlon, Debbie Kay Nelson. Married Jess Willard Speer (deceased March 1998).