Bachelor, Converse College, 1942; Master of Arts, Wofford College, 1947; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Southern California, 1972.
Language teacher, Aiken (South Carolina.) High School, 1943-1947; supervisory teacher department education, University of Southern California, Columbia, 1947-1950; department chairman sociology, Anderson (South Carolina.) College, 1956-1967; assistant professor, Erskine College, Due West, South Carolina., 1967-1972; freelance writer, researcher, Anderson, 1972-1975; member of faculty, director writers' conferences, Anderson College, 1976-1984; professor, department chairman English,, Anderson College, 1985-1992.
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President Anderson County Arts Council, 1975, Anderson County Writers' Guild, 1976. Member South Carolina. Academy Authors (life, Board of Governors).
Married Paul S. Mims Junior, August 25, 1948. Children: P. Larkin, P. Linda, Paul S. III.