Associate of Arts, Antelope Valley College, 1965; Bachelor in Fine Art and English cum laude, California State University, Northridge, 1971; Master of Arts in Humanities magna cum laude, California State University, Dominguez Hills, California, 1991.
Editor, Green Hut Press, Valencia, California, 1970-1975; president, Shelley Muir Literary Agency, Venice, California, 1975-1978; vice president, corporation secretary, Heacock Literary Agency, Inc., Santa Monica, California, 1978-1994; executive editor, Kids & Company, Publications, Los Angeles, 1980-1983; president, Heacock Literary Agency, Santa Monica, since 1994.
Guest speaker Women Writers West, Los Angeles, 1983, American Association Women Writers, Los Angeles, 1993, Santa Barbara (California) Writers' Conference, 1994, Southwest Writers' Conference, 1995. Keynote speaker Society Children's Writers, Orange, 1994, Maui Writers' Conference, 1997, 98, 99, 2000, 2001. Member Association Authors' Representatives, Plein Air Artists of Santa Monica Mountains/Seashore (founding member).
Married James Bendernagel Heacock, August 29, 1947 (deceased November 1994). 1 child, Mark James; married Fletcher Bliss Thompson, January 1, 2001.