Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Kutztown U., 1968; postgraduate, Moravian College, 1977-1981; postgraduate, Writers Dig School, Cincinnati, 1985-1987.
Elementary school teacher, Souderton (Pennsylvania) Area School District, 1968-1984; instructor, Williamsport Area Community College, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, 1984-1985; church secretary, Trinity United Presbyterian Church, Tioga, Pennsylvania, 1985-1988; crew leader, unites states department Commerce, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 1988-1989; freelance writer various newspapers, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, 1987-1995. Computer consultant New Covenant Academy, Mansfield, Pennsylvania, 1991-1997.
Board directors American Red Cross, Wellsboro, 1991-1997. Secretary Tioga Grange # 1223, 1988-1991. Publicity chairperson Pennsylvania State Laurel Festival, Wellsboro, 1986-1991.
Treasurer Presbyterian Women of Presbyery Northumberland, 1994-1996. Secretary First Presbyterian Women Wellsboro, 1994-1995.
Married Wayne Thomas Pierce, June 15, 1972. Children: Alan, Wendy, Russel, Benjamin.