Born 1943 and grew up in Elmer, NJ. Began writing at age 11.Educated at Bucknell University, BS 1966; MSW from University of Connecticut 1986. Mother of 4 children and 7 grandchildren. Taught first grade in Philadelphia and Head Start. in Hartford, CT. Moved to Maine in 1968.
Teaches a writing memoir course at Acadia Senior College in Bar Harbor, ME. Worked as oncology social worker for 7 years at Eastern Maine Medical Center and continued to work in private practice as a psychotherapist until November 2013.
Married to Richard Bullock. This is her first book.