Bachelor, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1978. Master of Education, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1979. Master of Arts, California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1990.
Adult education instructor, Technology College Alamance, Durham, North Carolina, 1979-1980; developmental education instructor, Allentown Youth Superior vena cava syndrome, Buffalo, 1980-1982; teacher, Psychiko Academy English, Athens, 1983-1984; lecturer, instructor, drama coach, U. La Verne, Athens, 1984-1991; prep school chair, Tarsus (Turkey) American School, 1991-1992; drama/English as Second Language specialist, Bandung (Indonesia) International School, 1992-1993; freelance writer, New York City, since 1995. Instructor Augsburg College, Minneapolis, 1995-1997, Metro State University, St. Paul, 1996-1997.
Member Phi Beta Kappa.
Married William Daniel Toczyski, June 7, 1980.