[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Maria Texas Ashworth” font_container=”tag:h1|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”middle”][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”5492″ alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_circle”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_custom_heading text=”About the Author” font_container=”tag:h5|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Maria Ashworth is an author who has published multiple award-winning picture books and a Middle-Grade novel, with plenty on the way. Some of her adult short stories have published in literary contests and in a woman’s anthology. She has received multiple awards for her books. She’s been featured in Story Monsters Ink, December 2017 edition, interviewed on Fox News, featured in the Houston Chronicle, and a podcast with NPR.
When not writing, publishing, hosting story time, attending school visits or volunteering she’s a mama to two biological children and a bonus mom to five others. The time she has left she loves being a Nana to her grand-babies. She lives with her husband and a very needy cat.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column]