Bachelor (Wellesley College scholar), Wellesley College, 1952.
Assistant editor, Harper & Row (publications), New York City, 1960-1962; editor, Harper & Row (publications), 1962-1964; assistant managing editor, Harper & Row (publications), 1964-1966; managing editor, Harper & Row (publications), 1966-1970; executive editor, J.B. Lippincott Company. New York City, 1970-1977; vice president, J.B. Lippincott Company, 1972-1977; senior editor, Little, Brown & Company. New York City, 1977-1985; editor-in-chief, Literature Guild American, New York City, 1985-1988; vice president, editorial director, Bantam Books, New York City, 1988-1992.
Alumna trustee Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, 1975-1978, class agent, 1979-1985. Member Wellesley Business Leadership Council, 1989-1998. Member Youth Counseling League, 1986-1998, president, 1989-1996, member committee of 100, 1991-1993.
Member Literacy Partners, Incorporated, New York York City, 1992-2001, secretary, 1996-2001. Member Andover Development Board, 1993-1998. Trustee Jewish Board Family and Children's Services, 1996-1998, Meserve-Kunhardt Foundation, since 2006.
Member Association American Publications (executive council general public division 1975-1978, 85-87, freedom to read committee 1972-1975), Women's Media Group (president 1981-1982, Second vice president 1994-1995),Independent Editors Group, Century Association.
Married Cedric Sun, 1955 (divorced 1972). Married Gordon Parks, August 26, 1973 (divorced 1979).