Author who is known for her extensive list of best-selling novels and non-fiction works. Her popular works include The Midwife (1981), Code Ezra (1986), and Flowers in the Blood (1990).
She received a Pulitzer Prize nomination for her 1995 non-fiction work, I Speak for this Child: True Stories of a Child Advocate.
Both she and fellow author, John Robbins, attended Antioch College.
She graduated from Antioch College in 1966. She worked for several years as a freelance screenwriter before publishing her debut work, The Beansprout Book, in 1973.
She grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She and her husband, Phillip, were married in the late 1960s.