With a Master's degree from Harvard and a Ph.D. from Texas Woman's University, Dorothy spent many years in the education field, both in the classroom and as a consultant. In 1983, she moved to the Fort Worth area and has since become an award-winning actress. It was on the stage of Fort Worth Community Theatre where she was cast with Joan Anderson that the two met and became friends and writing partners. In 2009, The Live Theatre League of Tarrant County presented Dorothy with the Elston Brooks Lifetime Achievement Award. The long-time dramaturg at Circle Theatre in Fort Worth, she is also a co-founder of Artisan Center Theater in Hurst, Texas. Dorothy cannot remember any extended time in her long life since junior high school - where she learned to type - when she could not be found sitting at a keyboard writing or editing something.