Bachelor in Communications, University Washington, 1979.
Assignment editor Station KING-television, Seattle, 1978-1982. Editor Olympia Churchman, 1983-1985. Senior editor Group Health Cooperative, 1986-1990.
Co-owner Turtledove Writers, Bothell, Washington, since 1990. Instructor continuing education and writing North Seattle Edmonds Shoreline Cascadia Community Colleges, since 1986. Instructor writing Pacific Northwest Writers Conference, Seattle, since 1993, Write On the Sound Conference, Edmonds, since 1995.
Communications director, member management committee FARM, LLC, since 1999.
Board directors Mill Creek (Washington) Cooperative Preschool, 1998-1999, Sacred Heart Shelter, Seattle, 1987-1990, Sno-Isle Natural Foods Co-op, 2005^, Roots of Our Times Co-op, 2007^. Active Epis. Church; Member National Writers Union, Catholic Press Association.
Married Steven E. Bourne, September 16, 1979. Children: Lucas, Gabriel.