Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Guilford College, 1985. Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, American University, 1989.
Freelance writer, Riva, Maryland, since 1990. Communications director Americans for Better Care of the Dying, Washington, 1997—2003.
Member of Washington Indiana Writers.
Married Anthony Fowler, May 22, 1988 (divorced December 22, 1994). Children: Conor Michael Fowler, Meredith Rose Fowler, Mary Alyson Lynch. Married Erik Stefan Schuster, January 8, 1997.
Children: Devan P. Schuster, Chad J. Schuster, Ian Joseph.