Bachelor of Arts, Rice U., 1957.
Managing editor trade department Appleton-Century-Crofts Company, New York City, 1961-1962. Director publications Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 1966-1968. Editor University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, 1971-1974.
Managing editor Andrews McMeel Publication, Kansas City, Missouri, 1974-1980, vice president, editorial director, 1980-1995, vice president, editor-at-large, 1995-1998. Vice president Universal Press Syndicate, 1980-1998. Lecturer University Missouri, Kansas City, Johnson County Community College, Kansas.
Free-lance writer, editor. Consultant editor Kansas City Star Books.
Member Central Exchange (Kansas City), The Groucho Club (London), Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Rex Martin, June 5, 1956. Children: Justin, Andrew.