“Be The One: spreading peace and kindness” by Maria Ashworth

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Meet Maria Ashworth, Storyteller, Speaker, and the Children’s Author of “Be The One: spreading peace and kindness”

Hello RWYK family!

We are very excited to be able to share this interview we did with Maria Ashworth.  Maria is the author of Be The One: spreading peace and kindness. She is an award-winning author who has published eight picture books and a Middle-Grade novel. A few of her adult short stories have published in literary contests and a woman’s anthology.  She leads a weekly critique group that she started in 2009. She continues to perfect her craft by being a long-standing member with SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators).

If you love meaningful picture books, vibrant colorsand beautiful illustrations, this is an interview which you will definitely want to listen. So grab a cup of hot chocolate, tune in and let the conversation begin!



About Maria Ashworth

Maria AshworthMs. Ashworth writes everything from picture books to fiction novels. She pursues writing as a member of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and The Houston Writers Guild. She has published a handful of short stories in contests, literary magazines, and an anthology. In her spare time, when she’s not writing, you can find her pumping iron at the gym, planting in the garden, or digging into a pint of ice cream. Ms. Ashworth lives and writes in Texas with her family.
Details about this writer and her current projects can be found at http://www.mariaashworth.com.
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Be The One: spreading peace and kindness

Be The One by Maria AshworthWhat does it mean to “BE THE ONE?” In this empowering book, it explores many ways one can make bring peace and kindness to others. Whether it be a small gesture like a hug or as grand as donating to charity. Each of us has the chance to make a difference with our words and actions. It reminds readers of the importance of doing, and to “Be THE ONE.”


Click the Amazon link below to grab your copy today to start the discussions with your kids about being kind to others and so much more!



In this episode of the Reading with Your Kids Podcast, you’ll hear:

  • Introduction to an award-winning children’s books author, Maria Ashworth
  • Maria shares with us a bit more about her picture book Be The One: spreading peace and kindness
  • How did you get into writing children’s books?
  • What has been her reader’s reactions to her book?
  • What kind of discussion families can have after reading Be The One
  • What is Maria currently working on, her future projects and much more…Be sure to tune in for all the great insights!


A big Thank You to Maria Ashworth for talking to us and sharing her story with our listeners!


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