Graduated from the high school, Staten Island, New York, 1953.
Freelance writer, Sacramento, California, since 1968. Guest speaker for schools on writing, 1988. Research on book in Denmark for biography on John Tranum, stuntman for movies including Wings, Hell's Angels, 1990, On Borrowed Time, 1995.
Active Parent-Teachers Association, Sacramento, 1968—1972, National Endowment Arts, 1989. President United Methodist Women, 2000—2003. Member of Sacramento Suburban Writers, Sisters in Crime Organization (Sacramento chapter), Writers Critique Group Freelancers.
Married John Emil Tranum, Senior, June 5, 1954. Children: John Emil Junior, Karen Jean Yeisley, William Karl, Jeannette Aileen Zaza.