Bachelor of Science in Education, Center Missouri State University, 1967. Master of Arts, Center Missouri State University, 1968.
Teacher, Lakeland College, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 1968-1971; counselor, Clergy Consultation Svc., St. Louis, 1971-1973; teacher, U. Missouri, St. Louis, 1976-1981; reporter, St. Louis Business Journal, 1981-1987; freelance writer, St. Louis, since 1987.
Member St. Louis Indiana Journalists Association.
Married Robert Riels, November 25, 1970 (divorced November 1977). Married John E. Clifford, September 21, 1936.