AB, Smith College, 1968. Master of Education, Temple University, 1970. ABD, University Denver, 1975.
Reviewer, contributor Publishers Weekly, Brightleaf, Times-Picayune, Oxford American, Speakeasy, New Orleans Review, Horn Gallery, since 1993. Fiction workshop facilitator, New Orleans, 1994—1999. Writer-in-residence Tulane University, 2001.
Speaker in field.
Member Authors Guild, Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association American Ctr.
Married Robert E. Skinner, March 17, 1979 (divorced November 1996). Children: Esme Roberson, Werner Friedmann II. Married Edward G. Muchmore, November 11, 1999.