Bachelor, Manhattanville College, 1964; Master of Arts in Teaching, Yale University, 1967.
Board of directors Blue Ridge Hospice, 1989-1995, volunteer, since 1990. Member Mystery Writers American, Sisters in Crime, International Association Crime Writers, Women Writing the West. F C.
Married Frederick Shedd Andreae, August 19, 1967. Children: Morgan MacKenzie, Timothy Ewing.