Bachelor cum laude, New Mexico Highlands University, 1978.
Recruiter, New Mexico Highlands U., Las Vegas, 1978-1979; secretary, Applied Physics Laboratory, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, 1979-1980; secretary, W.J. Schafer Associations, Huntsville, Alabama, 1980-1983; technical illustrator, Procter Technology Illustrations, Albuquerque, 1983-1987; engineering design technical, Amdahl Corporation, Sunnyvale, California, 1987-1990; freelance writer, Huntsville, Alabama, since 1995.
Member advisory board Robert Donnell House, Inc., Athens, Alabama, since 1996. Lecturer Sons of the American Revolution, since 1996. Member Daughters of the American Revolution (registrar since 1996, lecturer since 1995), Order of Eastern Star.
Married David Leslie Gray, March 21, 1987. Children: Leslie Ellen, Jeffrey Donnell.