Bachelor, Bachelor of Science, Texas Woman's University, 1969. Master of Library Science, Texas Woman's University, 1971. Master of Arts, Texas Woman's University, 1983.
Doctor of Philosophy, Texas Woman's University, 1985.
Children's librarian Albuquerque Public Library, 1969-1970. Reference, young adult librarian Sonoma County Library, Santa Rosa, California, 1971-1973. Young adult librarian Alameda County Library, Fremont, 1973-1978.
Young adult coordinator Stanislaus Free Library, Modesto, 1978-1979. Assistant professor Emporia (Kansas) State University, since 1983.
Member American Library Association (young adult services division).
Married Lou Talbot, April 17, 1987 (divorced April 1989).