Barbara Mariconda, Author, WRITERS’ REFUGE

Leading Ladies 2024


For Barbara Mariconda, the written word has always been a refuge. “Writing’s always allowed me a place to sort feelings, indulge imagination, hone a viewpoint, and define my world,” Barbara says. The author of scores of books – including fiction, nonfiction, professional books, children’s, YA, articles, and blogs – Barbara’s latest project, WRITERS’ REFUGE is intended to help others meet their writing goals. After retiring from her company, Empowering Writers, where she taught teachers across North America the art and craft of writing, Barbara continues to do what she does best – write and teach.

“Every published author had to start somewhere,” she explains, “but often aspiring writers are unsure where to begin.” Regardless of your level of experience, Barbara can help you elevate your writing, taking you from first draft through the submission process. She breaks the craft into graspable skills, offers editing, revising, manuscript preparation, college essay coaching, web text creation, and proofing, all geared to your specific needs. Whatever your writing goals, Writers’ Refuge is where your writing dreams can become a reality.