Associate of Arts in Journalism and Communications, Allegheny County Community College, Pittsburgh, 1988. Bachelor in Journalism and Communications cum laude, Point Park College, 1991.
Engineering writer, editor Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory-Westinghouse, West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, 1989-1999. Technical writer, freelance writer and editor, since 1992. Marketing communications specialist Algor, Inc., Pittsburgh, since 2000.
Married Thomas Clarence Miracle, July 8, 1978 (divorced December 1982). 1 child, Thomas Clarence Miracle, Junior. Married Gregory Brooks Carneal, June 16, 1984.