Diploma, Hospital University Pennsylvania, 1963. Bachelor of Science, Portland State University, 1976.
Nurse various organizations, 1963-1971. Legislation assistant Oregon House of Representatives, Salem, 1975-1980. Consultant Don Barney & Associates, Portland, 1980-1984.
Executive director Pacific Northwest Waterways Association, Vancouver, Washington, 1984-1989. Consultant Barney & Worth Inc., Portland, 1989-1993. Freelance writer, since 1994.
President board directors New Rose Theater, Portland, 1980-1984. Volunteer hospice program, Portland, since 1997. Reading tutor Portland School District, 1995-1997.
Member committee City Club of Portland, 1989-1994. Member Clackamas County Youth Services Commission, Oregon, 1980-1984. Member advisory committee American Red Cross, Portland, 1991-1993.
Married Charles Benjamin Bird, June 6, 1964 (divorced December 1981). 1 child, Margaret Bird Stern. Married Robert Lane Friedenwald, September 16, 1989.