Bachelor, Baylor University, 1964. Master of Arts, University Kentucky, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, Syracuse University, 1976.
Panelist Cultural Arts Council, Houston, 1989-1990, Texas Commission on the Arts, Austin, 1993-1994. Lecturer University Houston.
Member Texas Writers Association, Austin Writers League.
Married Ted L. Estess, August 20, 1966. 1 child, Benjamin Barrett.