Bachelor in English, University of California at Los Angeles, 1953. Master of Arts in Humanities, San Francisco State University, 1991.
Reporter, Los Angeles Examiner, 1953-1954; reporter, West Los Angeles Indiana, 1955; reporter, Los Angeles Times, 1956-1959; staff writer, Ladies' Home Journal, Philadelphia, 1960; assistant director publicity, Pacific Area Travel Association, San Francisco, 1976; freelance writer, Marin and Sonoma Counties, California, since 1977.
Active campaign worker Marin County Democratic, 1987-1992. Member spks. bureau Marin County Commission Status on Women, 1992-1995. Member National Writers Union (member book committee local 3 San Francisco/Oakland chapter).
Married Stanton Hill Delaplane, February 2, 1961 (deceased April 1988). Children: Andrea Aven, John Berry Hill.