Marianne Wolf has a distinguished flare for communications with a spark for historical stories. Her creativity energy and collaboration have proven invaluable to her service on the Boards of the Illinois Woman’s Press Association and the National Federation of Press Women; the Illinois Wesleyan a University Alumni Executive Board and the Illinois Wesleyan University Chicago Alumni Board.
A detail-oriented professional, her career has been a template of support for women seeking to retool and redesign their careers. With deep roots in family and faith Marianne has provided leadership to local and federal government offices including developing a volunteer program and managing a U.S. Senate office. The National Federation of Press Women honored Marianne with its 2013 Communicator of Achievement Award. She was named the 2013 and 2008 Communicator of Achievement by the Illinois Woman’s Press Association, which cited her service to her community, and her achievements as a book author and fiction writer. In May of 2013 her writing achievements earned honors in the 72nd Mate E. Palmer Communications Contest including two top honors, for internal relations – 75th Anniversary of NFPW and for her short story, Missing, published in the anthology Deep Waters by Outrider Press. Missing would go on to capture national honors at the 2013 NFPW awards ceremony.
Marianne’s award winning fiction appears in the acclaimed Black and White series published by Outrider Press, Inc. in affiliation with the TallGrass Writers Guild.
Family Gatherings (2003), on holidays, weddings, and wakes anthology
Things That Go Bump in the Night (2004), a collection on The Supernatural
Falling in Love Again (2005), the anthology on second chances at romance
Vacations: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly (2006), the anthology on “Are we there yet?”
A Walk Through My Garden (2007), the flower pots to grand landscapes anthology
Wild Things (2008), dedicated to the wildness in all things bright and beautiful domestic
Fearsome Fascinations (2009), writings on bad boys, vamps, werewolves, and forbidden fruits of all kinds.
Deep Waters (2012), an anthology on all aspects of rivers, lakes, streams, naval combat, floods, beaches, emotional ‘deep waters’ and more.
Her historical work includes the history of Joliet, Illinois, the Joliet Rivals Club (the oldest men’s organization in Illinois) and Unlocking History – Marianne’s journey of discovery on a quest to retrieve a priceless memento of a Kappa Kappa Gamma sister and the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sesquicentennial History project. Marianne is currently working on a project covering the 130 year history of the Illinois Woman’s Press Association.