Student, Washington University, St. Louis, 1977-1979; Bachelor with high distinction, University of California, San Diego, 1982.
Editorial assistant, Crown Publications, New York City, 1982-1983;
assistant editor, St. Martin's Press, New York City, 1983-1984;
editor, Atheneum Publications, New York City, 1984-1987;
vice president, senior editor, Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York City, 1987-1991;
vice-president, director, Image-The Julian Bach Literary Agency, New York City, 1992-1995;
executive editor, Avon Books, New York City, since 1995. Mentor internship program Simon & Schuster, 1991. Member administrative committee Image, 1992-1995.
Speaker in field.
Member Pi Beta Phi. F C.
Married Scott P. Grader, February 11, 1995. 1 child, Louisa Frances Duo.