Gwen Woolf received numerous state and national journalism awards during her 42-year career as a reporter and magazine editor with The Free Lance-Star, a daily newspaper in Fredericksburg, Va. Currently, she writes freelance arts and travel stories for the Baltimore-based Recreation News. She also has written for The Virginia Sportsman magazine, Annapolis Lifestyle magazine, Valley Times magazine, Boating Times, Chesapeake Bay magazine and Civil War News.
The past president of Virginia Press Women, she is on the board of the National Federation of Press Women and currently serves as the national director for the organization’s High School Communications Contest. Gwen lives in Fredericksburg, Va., and loves travel, history, animals, reading and watching “General Hospital.”