Master of Fine Arts, University Alabama, 1997.
Teacher English Hillcrest High School, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1989-1990, Jess Lanier High School, Bessemer, 1990-1993. Chairperson department creative writing The Alabama School of Fine Arts, Birmingham, since 1993. Executive board Alabama Writers' Forum, Montgomery, Alabama, since 1997.
Married Michael David Trimm, August 17, 1986.