Bachelor in English, Rice University, 1964. Master of Arts in English & Creative Writing, University Houston, 1982. Student, Edward Albee Workshops, 1992.
Instructor University Houston, 1979—1981, 1985—1988. Editor Literature Magazine, Houston, 1982-1983, Domestic Crude, Houston, 1983-1984. Contributor editor, columnist Artscene, 1989.
Editor research papers for Naomi Kraus, University Texas, Houston, 1990. Reader Houston Festival. Judge Southwest Writers' Conference, 1984.
Board directors Lawndale Art and Performance Center. Panel member Seminar on Hispanic Art, University Arizona, 1987-1988.
Volunteer teaching Hartman Junior High, Roberts Elementary School, Valley of Peace, Belize, Marfa Texas Library. Member literacy events board Houston Festival, chairman literature arts panel, 1986. Board directors literature and humanities panel Cultural Arts Council Houston, 1987-1988.
Member literature panel Texas Commission Arts, 1988-1989. Member Poets and Writers, League Women Voters (chairman voters service). Founding board member Zocalo Theater.
Daughter of John Henry and Frances (Cox) Wilmore. Divorced; children: John and Laura.