Corporation sales and system trainer Dillard Department Stores, Little Rock, 1980—1982, merchandise buyer Fort Worth, Texas, 1982—1983, Brandise Department Stores, Omaha, 1984—1985. Preschool teacher St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1998—2001. President and founder Emerald Coast Writers, Inc., Destin, Florida, since 2002.
Member Sisters in Crime, since 1999, Queens Writers Group, Charlotte, since 1999, Romance Writers of America, 1999—2002.
Member Okaloosa Arts Alliance, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, 2002, Arts Council of Northwest Florida, Pensacola, 2002, Three Arts Alliance, Santa Rosa Beach, 2002, Christ Renews His Parish, Destin. President Emerald Coast Writers, Inc., 2002.
Married Peter Klaus Schuster, January 1, 1983. Children: Tiffany Dawn Bell, Mary Katherina.