Bachelor, Dickinson State University, 1993. Master of Arts, Bemidji Sate University, 1997. Postgraduate, University Massachusetts, 2002.
Teaching associate University Massachusetts, Amherst, 1997—2002. Freelance writer, ghostwriter Northampton, since 1999. Adjunct professor English Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, Massachusetts, since 2004.
Adjunct faculty Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minnesota, 1994—1997. Independent contractor, consultant, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1999—2005.
Activist, protester against aids to Contras, San Diego. Lobbiest Democratic Elections, Dickinson, North Dakota. Member of National Council Teachers English (associate), Massachusetts Teachers Association (associate).
Children: John Paul MacDuffie-Woodburn, Madeleine Augustine Darling, Erin Alexandra Hamann.