Bachelor with distinction, Cornell University, 1978.
Editor New American Library., New York City, 1979—1984. Senior editor Bantam Books for Young Readers, 1985—1987. Editor-in-chief Four Winds Press, 1987—1999.
Editorial director, executive editor Dial Books for Young Readers, 1991—1999. Supervising editor Pearson Learning, Parsippany, New Jersey, since 1999. Instructor Institute Children's Literature, West Redding, Connecticut, since 2006.
Chairman conference Council on Children's Literature Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1990—1991.
Member of Society Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
Married Harry A. Trumbore, June 26, 1982. Children: Dale Trumbore, Douglas Trumbore.