Bachelor, California Polytechnic Institute, 1979.
Reporter The Cambrian, Cambria, California, 1978. Researcher, paste-up artist The Thoroughbred of California, Arcadia, 1979-1980. Library assistant Orange County (California) Public Library., 1983-1997.
Substitute teacher Santa Ana (California) Unified School District, since 1997. Freelance writer, since 1980. Teacher of writing various conferences and colleges, since 1983.
Volunteer Emergency Medical Technician Orange County Search and Rescue, since 1993.
Married Jeffrey Fred Bray, October 30, 1980. 1 child, Piper Camille.