Bachelor in English & Communications, Goshen College, 1980. Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Indiana University, 1986.
Associate instructor Northwest State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana, 1982—1983, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1984—1986. Creative writing teacher North Gibson School, Princeton, New Jersey, 1987. Lecturer England department We.
Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina, 1987—1989. Adjunct instructor in creative writing Franklin College, Franklin, Indiana, 1989—1995. Adjunct instructor England department Butler University, Indianapolis, 1989—1995.
Editor MennoExpressions First Mennonite Church of Indianapolis, since 1997.
Member of Writer's Center Indiana.
Married Charles M. Wagner, August 10, 1985. Children: Vienna, Iona.