Bachelor, Middlebury College, 1964-1968; Master of Arts, Yale University, 1972.
West coast editor, Crawdaddy magazine, New York City and Los Angeles, 1975-1977; editorial manager, Elektra/Asylum Records, Los Angeles, 1978-1980; senior research analyst, Columbia Broadcasting System Broadcast Group, Los Angeles, 1981-1985; staff writer, Universal City (California) Studios, 1985-1986; freelance writer,, Los Angeles, since 1986.
Letter writer Amnesty International Served to captain United States Army Reserve, 1968-1972. Member Writers Guild American.
Married Cornelia Dozier Emerson, June 2, 1979.