Welcome to another fun filled podcast episodes. I am so thrilled to have Maria Ashworth on the show. We had a very honest conversation about:
Her first book, Step One, Step Two, Step Three and Four was a 2012 finalist in the National Association of Elementary School Principal Contest. Since its publication, she and the book were featured on Fox 26 News, Houston Chronicle, and NPR 88.7 radio.
She has published three other picture books since then and has another gender-neutral picture book and Middle Grade novel coming out by October 2017. She’s published a handful of short stories through literary contests and a women’s anthology.
On her spare time she volunteers at Barnes & Noble for Story Time where she sings, reads, and creates crafts with children from 2- 8 years. She also gives her time to the Maud Marks Library Friends Board in Katy Texas where she serves as President, as well as a Member-At-Large for the Friends of the Harris County Library. Ms. Ashworth is a long-standing member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
When she’s not writing or volunteering you can find her pumping iron at the gym or digging into a pint of ice cream. You can find her on:
Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family where you can find on Stitcher Radio, ITunes and IHeart Radio. Tommy has spoken at TEDx, Ignite Fort Collins and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. The author of the books "25 Tips For Divorced Dads.” “Why not you, Why Not Me” and His new book “My Dad’s Advice At 5:04 AM” is coming out in 2018. Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family. A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, Duke and husband to Ann. You can connect with Tommy at the website Blending The Family.Com