She guest lectured at several universities and the Tulane Law Clinic. She created and taught a course in business writing skills for professional adults. She was the Director of Social Work Services at Charity Hospital in New Orleans when she retired in 2001 and maintained a private practice of social work until 2005, when she moved to East Tennessee following Hurricane Katrina.
She is a widow with one daughter and three step-daughters. Her hobbies include renovating her 70-year-old farmhouse and doing volunteer work in the community. She has been writing since childhood, including an award-winning essay and a play that was staged in high school. Charity Work, a (thus far) unpublished 200-year-history of social services at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, was written in 2001. She has been researching and writing her own family history and genealogy for over twenty years. That led to The Grandparent Tree, which was revised and re-published in 2015. Treasure is her first work of fiction.