Born in Buffalo, New York to Cyril Gyrard and Edith Irene Warthling.
Receives a Bachelor of Arts from Nazareth College.
Marries Edward McCreery, PhD.
Receives a fellowship from the Danforth Foundation.
Receives a Master of Arts from the University of Cincinnati.
Becomes an English instructor at the University of Cincinnati.
Appointed director of the Academy of Remediation at Mercy College.
Receives a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Cincinnati.
Becomes an adjunct assistant professor at Manhattanville College.
Becomes a full professor of English at the State University College at Buffalo.
Authors the article “Before ‘Sherlock Holmes’ There Was Anna Katharine Green” for MS Magazine.
Writes “A Haverstraw Mystery Writer” for South of the Mountains: A Quarterly Publication of the Historical Society Rockland County.
Serves as a presenter at the Exhibition at Burchfield Center, “The Work of Charles Rohlfs and Anna Katherine Green Exhibit Catalog.”
Co-authors “Great Women Mystery Writers” and contributes to “Great Women Mystery Writers: A Biocritical Dictionary.”
Co-authors “Feminism in Women’s Detective Fiction.”
Co-authors “Oxford Companion to Mystery/Detective Fiction.”