Bachelor of Commercial Science, Georgia State University, 1949.
Newspaper columnist South Fulton Recorder, Fairburn, Georgia, 1960-1974, Athens (Georgia) Advertiser, 1964-1965, Marietta (Georgia) Daily Journal, 1963-1974, short story writer, 1963-1974. Freelance short story writer for various magazines, 1960-1991. Teacher Southeastern Writers, Atlanta, 1989, St. Simons Island, Georgia, 1989.
Book reviewer Ida Belle Williams Book Club, Swainsboro, Georgia.
Member National League American Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association Women (program chair Atlanta branch 1991-1992, 92—, National Journal award 1999), Georgia Poetry Society (featured annually in anthology, Byron Herbert Reece prize 1999, Charles Dickson Chapbook award 2001), Metter Garden Club (publicity chair).
Married Joe Montgomery Abbott, January 29, 1948. Children: Katherine Ann, Joe Montgomery Junior, Martin Edward.