Gwenyfar is privileged to manage her family’s iconic independent bookstore, Old Books on Front St., in Wilmington, NC. Since 2009 she has enjoyed writing the “Live Local” Column for Encore Magazine, the Cape Fear’s Alternative Newspaper. The column looks at the choices that we make as individuals in our daily lives and the relationship those decisions have to larger economic issues. She is also one of the area’s theatre reviewers for the same publication, a job she dreamed of since she was a child. In 2012 Gwenyfar began recording Classic Literature Commentaries for WHQR Public Radio. “They were inspired by Rexroth’s Classics Revisited but have become something quite different,” she says. In 2013 she began a monthly column for Salt Magazine profiling playwrights. “I made a decision in January of 2013 to focus on more theatre writing, so the column in Salt provides an opportunity to look at the stage through the eyes of a writer rather than a reviewer or audience member. It has been fascinating to talk with different people abut how they approach the process.” Like most people, she is working on a novel. In 2013 her novella The Contract Killer, ran as a serial in Encore Magazine. Gwenyfar is developing it into a longer piece that is currently represented by the Belcastro Agency. Even though he has occasionally ended up as a figure of humor in her column, Gwenyfar considers herself the luckiest person on the planet to have shared her adult life with Jock Brandis, the noted humanitarian & inventor. Together they have two dogs, Horace & Hilda Rumpole.