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CoffeeShop Blues Maria is passionate about writing everything from picture books to adult fiction. She currently pursues writing as a member of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Her picture book manuscript, Step One, Step Two, Step Three and Four, was a finalist in the National Association of Elementary School Principals Writing Contest. Her middle-grade manuscript novel, Sushi Kitty, was nominated for the Joan Lowery Nixon Award, and also became a top five finalist in the National Association of Elementary School Principals Writing Contest. Maria’s first short story, “A Rose By Any Other Name” placed top five in the Tom Howard/John H. Reid contest with WinningWriters.com. She’s a Board Member for the Friends of the Maud Marks Library in Katy, Texas. Maria lives and writes in Katy, Texas with her husband and family. Details about this writer and her current projects can be found at: http://www.mariaashworth.com/ twitter, @maria_ashworth, mariaashworth.wordpress.com, 116