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Maritza writes so no story goes untold.  

So, what’s your story?

From news + reviews + interviews + more . . . she’s always on the search for more. And your story could be next.

Storytelling is this journalist’s great strength. Her ability to craft a story from beginning to end has been refined—never missing the unending variations of a person, place, or thing. She finds the best way to get the words off the page and into a reader’s heart and mind, where it can make a difference.

She covers:

  • Articles for Publications [print/digital]— news + reviews + interviews
    • Travel
    • Culture
    • Lifestyle
    • Reviews [plays, music, art, literary, restaurants, events]
  • Scripts [film, TV, video]
  • Web Content [stories, promos, blogs, etc.]
  • Copywriting [promos, advertising, marketing]
  • e-Newsletters [email blasts directed at a targeted audience]
  • Press Releases to the Media
  • Social Media Integration [Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.]

To receive a quote for any of the writing services listed above, please contact Maritza at maritza@maritzacosano.com.

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Latest Stories

Sean Scott: Part of a Culture of Coffee Connoisseurs in America

Sean Scott likes good coffee. He is part of that culture that doesn’t mind paying $10 lattes both for a purist’s pleasure and for a good cause. Now, if you love a good cup of coffee—or a great adventure story—you’ll love this up-close look behind one of the most popular…

‘The House of Blue Leaves’ Portrays our Celebrity, Fame-Obsessed Culture

The House of Blue Leaves, enacted by a talent-stuffed cast, might have been written 40 years ago, but looking at today’s celebrity and fame obsessed culture, it could have been written yesterday. First staged in 1966, American playwright, John Guare’s comic play, The House of Blue Leaves is an absurdist black comedy…

The Classic, Brutal Beauty of “A Streetcar Named Desire”

In A Streetcar Named Desire, American playwright Tennessee Williams created characters that bring love and hate to a feverish pitch on the stage. Such is the effect of a magnificent play, so magnificently done. And at Palm Beach Dramaworks, the production is the result of J. Barry Lewis’ searing direction. [As published in West Palm Beach Magazine’s digital edition.]…

Muoio in Control

Three years ago, I interviewed Mayor Jeri Muoio in her office on 401 Clematis Street. As part of the story I was writing, I accompanied her to an open space in the building where she showed me all the plans she was working on for the city. The oversized map…

Interview |Fashion on the Move

Brittany Reilly is not your typical boutique owner. For one, her store, Bohemian Groove on the Move, is not enclosed in a shabby chick enclave but in a 1972 silver Airstream Overlander, which is parked on the lot of Elizabeth Avenue Station in The District—West Palm Beach’s trendy new shopping…

Audrey Farrelli’s Tea House: A Place to Gather

Audrey Farrelli’s tea house in West Palm Beach, which she’s had for almost five years, looks like just what one would imagine a cottage along the Irish coast would be. A place where islanders gather, grow up, and are well-versed in helping people have a good time and make good…

The Cottage Corner: Tina Hardman’s Perfect Place

hShe does good hair and make-up. She is an expert on beauty trends and knows Elle and Marie Claire inside and out as if they were her best friends. On the corner of South Dixie Highway and Vallete Way, you’ll find that girl. Now all grown up with a business…

The Spitfire Grill Puts Women in the Spotlight

The Spitfire Grill is an incredibly heartfelt folk musical about redemption, but more than anything, it’s a profoundly human story. It’s also a universal experience for people because we all understand longing, yearning, wanting more, and not getting what we want. Best described as a play with music rather than…

Palm Beach Dramaworks’ “Fences” Tells a Story of Duality

August Wilson’s play “Fences” is a must-see. The play brings an energy on stage that’s palpable, never disappoints. The cast of “Fences” give a riveting performance, and Lester Purry’s imposing presence fills the stage with the delivery of his lines that have both comedy and drama in it. Fences is…

‘The House of Blue Leaves’ Portrays our Celebrity, Fame-Obsessed Culture

The House of Blue Leaves, enacted by a talent-stuffed cast, might have been written 40 years ago, but looking at today’s celebrity and fame obsessed culture, it could have been written yesterday. First staged in 1966, American playwright, John Guare’s comic play, The House of Blue Leaves is an absurdist black comedy…

DIVE Launches at Internship Expo

[As published in Palm Beach Atlantic University] Palm Beach Atlantic University knows that an internship is important and beneficial for their students’ future career. An internship helps integrate classroom knowledge and theory with practical application and skills developed that can only be found on the working field. Read more>> Follow…

A Taste of French Fare in the Heart of Northwood Village

[As seen in West Palm Beach Magazine] Like the Reblochon, a soft washed-rind cheese from the French Alps, this buchons [small bistro] is flavored with simple and fresh dishes that add a luxurious touch to our northern part of town. France is known for many things. Its fabuleux fashion style,…

“West Palm Beach: a City on the Move” Tells our Story

[As seen in West Palm Beach Magazine] The City of West Palm Beach authored its first book and while it is a great marketing tool to reach investors, developers and business owners interested in forming a business relationship, “West Palm Beach: a City on the Move” is also about us—its…

For Becky Finn, Owner of Picnic Fashion, Life is a Picnic!

[As seen in West Palm Beach Magazine] Becky Finn, owner of Picnic Fashion, is a merchant passionate about product. Less than a decade ago, she scaled back from the corporate world and sought solace in the outdoors, where she was surprised to find a new product: picnic merchandise. In 2008,…

Avocado Grill is Chef Julien Gremaud’s Greatest Culinary Creation

[As seen in West Palm Beach Magazine] Grilled. Spiced. Seared. Small & Large Plates. Avocado Wedges. Avocado Spring Roll. Jumbo Lumpcrab Avocado. Avocado & Crab Toast. Oysters on the 1/2 Shell. Octopus. Chorizo. Nutella Avocado Musse. White. Red. Rosé. Ginger Lime Creme Bruleé. Avocado Grill is that and so much…

Interview with Chef Maria Abbenante

[As published in West Palm Beach Magazine’s Winter 2018 Print Edition.] Chef Maria directs the kitchen at Lynora’s on Clematis Street, a family-run restaurant sitting on a historical site in West Palm Beach. The Abbenante Family has created their own  history with Lynora’s, taking tremendous pride in the food they…

Stories Behind the South Florida Fair

[As published in West Palm Beach Magazine’s Winter 2018 Print Edition.] From the time the South Florida Fair comes to town in January of each year, you know what to expect. Its tradition of hosting world-class performances daily, four stages of music and entertainment, a historic Yesteryear Village, and over…

Real Estate Revival in West Palm Beach

[As published in West Palm Beach Magazine’s Winter 2018 Print Edition.] With projects like Clematis Streetscape, Northwood, Currie Park, Brightline Station, CityPlace and US1 redesigns, our city is creating changes that propel us into the future. People have to see change in order to welcome it. And the best way…

From Coconut Guy to Ganache Guy, Jamal Lake Finds “Passionate Baker” his Best Title Yet

[As published in West Palm Beach Magazine.] [ga·nache] (gə-näsh′) n. A rich icing made of chocolate and cream heated stirred together, used also as a filling for cake or pastry. After he moved to Florida to go to Florida Culinary Institute, he met Joan Lewis, a woman who reminded him…

Samantha Mighdoll, a Creative and Logical Person Who Loves the Arts

[As published in West Palm Beach Magazine.] After sustaining serious injuries in a motorcycle accident, for former dancer Samantha Mighdoll the thought of leaving dancing behind was so painfully, mentally and emotionally hard that she stopped listening to music all together. Choreography was in her head and she could not…

Rick Gonzalez is Loving City Life and Walking Away from a Car-Centric Society

[As published in West Palm Beach Magazine.] Historian and architect Rick Gonzalez has worked and played in Downtown West Palm Beach for over thirty years, but it was only a year ago when he packed up his stuff and left his suburban life behind. This downtown man now wants everybody…

Equus: A Brilliant Play That Explores Human Fascination With Passion

[As published in West Palm Beach Magazine.] In this play by Peter Shaffer, a young man’s mind warps God, horses, religion and its studies into a twisted mush that makes his actions totally extreme. “Equus” is a story that deals with the struggle of opposites: good and evil; rational and…

For Becky Finn, Owner of Picnic Fashion, Life’s a Picnic!

[As published in West Palm Beach Magazine.] Becky Finn, owner of Picnic Fashion, is a merchant passionate about product. Less than a decade ago, she scaled back from the corporate world and sought solace in the outdoors, where she was surprised to find a new product: picnic merchandise. In 2008,…

Pairings WPB: Taste and See a Good Thing

[As published in West Palm Beach Magazine.] A night out carousing with friends sounded like a good idea for a crowd of 500. Walking up and down the streets, tasting what their city’s downtown had to offer was an even better idea.  In a mad rush to do something different…

“Edgar & Emily,” The Fantastic Tale of Two Scribes United by Fate

[As published in West Palm Beach Magazine.] What if Edgar Allan Poe and Emily Dickinson, two of America’s greatest poets of the 1800s, had met? This new play at Palm Beach Dramaworks captivates the audience from the start. The story is a passionate, inconsolable cry from the poets’ hearts and…

NEWS | 12 Winners Will Win the 12X12 Business Competition, Is It You?

There comes a time in every entrepreneur’s life when they turn that long-held dream of owning their own business into reality. The feeling cannot be matched. And the freedom and flexibility of starting your own business somehow balances the risks, insecurities or challenges down the road, including the “first years’…

Explore Space and the World of an Astronaut at SFSCA’s New Exhibit

[As published in West Palm Beach Magazine.] By Maritza Cosano An aspiring astronaut’s dream is to explore, seek, and find new life and civilizations in other planets, and their training can begin not too far from home. The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is featuring an interactive exhibit designed…

Edwin Bermudez, the Caribbean Breeze Flowing Through E.R. Bradley’s Saloon

[As published in West Palm Beach Magazine’s Digital Edition] Story and photos by Maritza Cosano Fast, friendly and attentive, Edwin Bermudez, Bradley’s Executive Chef, is introducing a little piece of the Caribbean into his menu. People are getting the taste of the food and culture—falling in love with his new…

Sip and Savor Local Cuisine and Art as You Tune in to a Tale of Two Cities

[As published in West Palm Beach Magazine’s Digital Edition] Story and photos by: MARITZA COSANO From the artsy sights of Delray Beach’s “Avenue” to the scenery of downtown Boynton Beach, let’s travel through the history of two cities you’ve probably read about—now yours to discover aboard the Taste History Culinary…

Moreno’s Cuba Blends With Grand Havana Coffee Resulting in Tasty, Tropical Fuel

[As published in West Palm Beach Magazine’s Digital Edition] By Maritza Cosano Jorge Moreno is Cuban and by definition he wants bigger and better things. When he learned about Grand Havana, a new supreme coffee blend created by no other than legendary Cuban roaster Luis Bustelo, he nose-dived, head first…

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