Bachelor in French and Art, Woman's College/U. North Carolina, Greensboro, 1955. Postgraduate, California State University, Fresno, 1979.
Designer custom kitchens Eastern Electric, Norfolk, 1950-1951. Teacher Nofolk Public Schools, 1955-1957. Associate professor College William and Mary, Norfolk, 1956.
Vice president Computron, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 1990. Salesperson The Booke Shoppe, Elizabeth City, North Carolina, 1991-1993. Writer, since 1991.
Member Romance Writers American (secretary Richmond chapter since 1990), Chesapeake Romance Writers (treasurer 1995), River City Romance Writers, Strawberry River Art Association (secretary since 1997), Tau Psi Omega, Theta Kappa Sigma (treasurer, president 1949-1951), National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Confederacy (historian 1987, vice president since 1991).
Married Henry Hooker Strong, July 27, 1957 (deceased May 1972). Children: Jonathan Hooker, Johanna Harrison.