Associate of Arts, Cypress College, California, 1973. Bachelor, California State University, 1977. Master of Arts, California State University, 2004.
Working lead Disneyland, Anaheim, California, 1973—1989. Realtor Century 21, Mission Viejo, 1989—1991. Merchant coordinator Mervyn's, 1992—2000.
Member of Society for History of Authorship, Reading and Public, American History Association, Phi Alpha Theta.
Married Jayne Ann Richardson, April 22, 1978. Children: Graham Reed, Hillary Annual.