Maritza Cosano is a Cuban-born American journalist, scriptwriter, author, and writing coach. She created Writers' Circle, an editorial company to offer her writing, editing, editorial design and magazine publishing services.
She also founded Little Red Rocking Chair Publishing, where she performs content editing, ghostwriting, and manuscript evaluations for self-publishing clientele. With over 30 years of experience in writing, copyediting, and publishing, she now works with select clients and authors using storytelling as a way to tell their stories. Maritza specializes in helping both novice and experienced writers to develop and refine their authorial voice.
Maritza believes in the power of the written word and stays current on writing trends that are important to you and her. At the heart of every magazine article, web page, social media post, or novel, short story, play, movie or TV script, stories are what she uses to move people.
She loves to get the rhythm of good writing in her ears. Cramming her head with characters and stories. As a writer, she never stops looking at the world, and never stops reading to find out what sense other people have made of it.
Maritza is the author of the novels The Ghostwriters: In the Green Lot (2011) and The Ghostwriters: The Lost City (coming soon), and the children’s book collection The Adventures of Mikaela (2012). Her most recent novel, Brush of Evil will be released Summer 2024. Her television script 90 Millas is Nothing, about a Cuban-born American journalist trying to find her way home is being adapted to the stage.
After leaving Cuba at a young age, Maritza grew up in Madrid, Spain and later moved to South Florida, where she graduated with a degree in English and Screenwriting from University of Miami in 1991. She has worked as a newspaper reporter in South Florida, where she has served as a feature writer and columnist for University of Miami/Frost School of Music, Talent Times Magazine, South Florida Gold Coast Magazine, Boca Raton News, and The Palm Beach Post.
Now the Editor-in-Chief of West Palm Beach Magazine, Maritza’s interviews with some of the area’s most dynamic and influential individuals sets her apart from the rest in the industry. She enjoys writing restaurant reviews and chef profiles, as well as play reviews—covering the regional theatre scene.
Maritza uses her social media platform to encourage writers’ voices and inspire others to explore the writing life.
She enjoys teaching the writing craft. Her passion for writing and seeing the potential in other writers inspires her to continue to master her craft and challenge others to keep the art of writing in print.