Bachelor, Haverford College, 1981.
Book review columnist BookPage, Nashville, since 2002.
Treasurer Village Voices Chorale, Westlake Village, California, 2002—2004. Member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (associate), Los Robles Master Chorale.
Married Marcy Reed, March 25, 1993. 1 child Kathryn Helen.