Bachelor, Dominican College, San Rafael, California, 1971. Master of Arts in English, Dominican College, San Rafael, California, 1975.
Freelance writer, since 1955. English teacher Dominican University, San Rafael, California, 1975—1977, San Domenico, San Anselmo, 1976—1979. Teacher Woodside Priory, Portola Valley, 1979—1981.
Head English department, teacher Castilleja School, Palo Alto, 1981—1997. Volunteer teacher OICW, Menlo Park, California, 1996—1998, Eastside College Preparatory, East Palo Alto, California, 1998—2003.
Member of Drama League, Academy American Poets, American Jewish Congress, Amnesty International.
Married Kenneth Lloyd Melmon, June 9, 1957 (deceased April 2002). Children: Bradley Scott, Debra Wynne.