My Freelance Work
Maribel Steel is a 2017 “Top 100 Freelance Blogger” on Feedspot.com. She was awarded a High Commendation in the WriteAbility Fellowships (2017) for her proposed “Touching Landscapes” travel book.
As a professional freelance writer, she previously wrote as an expert on Vision Loss for Verywell.com (About.com network).
Maribel has written over 200 column pieces, creative nonfiction short stories, personal essays and memoir stories that have been published online, in print journals, Anthologies and as Audio podcasts.
Maribel is one of the international judges on a panel for the Accessible Books Consortium (UK) International Excellence Awards for Accessible Publishing which is presented at the London Book Fair. She was also part of the editorial team of Sparx Journal, Society of Women Writers, VIC in 2017.
She writes for VisionAware (The American Foundation for the Blind) as a peer advisor and International Correspondent and mentored new writers to craft their stories in her 10 week “Write Your Memoir” course (2016) at U3A Wheelers Hill, Victoria.
☺ Inspire Award 2017: 3rd place winner of the Lynette Rowe Best Achievement in Community Service
Features Online Some of the places where Maribel’s writing appears are
Authors for Accessibility – The International Author’s Forum
Changing the Way we See books – The Australian Author (July Issue 2015)
Blind Kitty – Artsider Magazine of Arts Access Victoria
Magazines and Journals
Touching Paris – Sparx Journal Issue #1
I Hold Back Tears of Love – My Child Magazine Issue #26
The Spirit of Glenfern – Writers Victoria Journal
The Coffee Stain (Flash fiction) – The Australian Writer (FAW, VIC #376)
Smelling the Trees: Memoir of a Guide Dog – The Australian Writer (FAW, VIC #377)
Feature Articles in The Australian Writer (FAW) VIC
Many Different Hats – Issue #375
The Place Where I Write – Issue #379
There’s a Bard in my Book: the Resurgence of Oral Storytelling – issue #380
Wedding Fashion Folklore: Tradition for Better or Worse – Issue #381
Online Guest Posts ( a few of many here)
….with a dozen short stories featured on Vision Through Words
My Blog Sites
Podcasts & Interviews
ABC Radio National – The Drawing Room
3 RRR Rolf Potts Travel Blog
Radio Australia Eyes on Success Talking Vision
Low Vision Bureau (Colombia) Freedom Scientific
Webinars at Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually-impaired.
MY MOTHER’S HARVEST – A collection of family recipes & short stories
‘My Mother’s Harvest contains a selection of recipes that have nourished three generations. In the second half of this book, Maribel Steel recalls, with endearing honesty, stories from her childhood, making the connection between Spanish & English culture and cuisine, and how the flavours have become a part of the lives of her Australian children.’