Maria Ashworth is on her fourth picture book and will have fourteen books out by 2019. She’s been featured on Fox News in Houston, Houston Chronicle, NPR and one book will be in children’s theater in Katy 2017. Ms. Ashworth volunteers at the local libraries for the Friends as acting President for Maud Marks Library, as well as Secretary for the Harris County Library. She is a long-standing member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She’s published a handful of short stories through literary contests and women’s anthologies. When she’s not writing you can find her pumping iron at the gym or digging into a pint of ice cream. She lives with her family and a very needy cat in Texas.