Bachelor, Macalester College, 1964. Master of Arts, University Denver, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy, Union Institute, 1996.
Reporter St. Paul Dispatch & Pioneer Press, 1965—1969. Grants coordinator Macalester College, 1976—1979. Director public information College St. Catherine, 1979—1981, director corporation and federation relations, 1985—1994.
Director women writers project Brown University, Providence, 1994—1998, visiting lecturer English, since 1997.
Member of Authors Guild.
Married Anthony A. Rolloff (divorced). 1 child Sylvia Alexis Rolloff. Married Russell L. Langworthy, December 19, 1981.