Bachelor of Science, Syracuse University, 1960; Master of Arts in English/Creative Writing, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1996.
Television editor, reporter, Rome (New York) Daily Sentinel, 1961-1962; freelancer, Croton-on-Hudson, New York, 1966-1974; editor, The Navigator, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1974-1976; staff writer, Gannett Westchester Newspapers, Tarrytown, New York, 1978-1981; president, Five String Prodns., Croton-on-Hudson, 1981-1989; president, Corporation Editions, Inc., Bellport, New York, 1989-1997; self-employed, Hauptman Comm., since 1997. Consultant in field.
Member Water Control Commission, Croton-on-Hudson, 1989-1990, Conservation Advisory Council, Croton-on-Hudson, 1978-1990. Environmental instructor Westchester County Parks, White Plains, New York, 1988-1991. Coordinator Clearwater Hudson River Revival, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1978-1995.
Member Women in Communications (vice president public relations 1982-1984), National Writers Union (Westchester Fairfield chapter, workshop speaker writers' conference 1990, 94), business group member Tips and Leads, since 1997, Gainsville Writers Workshop, 1997.
Married Edward J. Leahy, July 2, 1960 (divorced March 19, 1991). Children: James Peter, Laura Marjorie, John Edward. Married John Andrew Hauptman, September 18, 1991.
Stepchildren: Skye, Tara, Kyle.