This is one of the reasons that I absolutely love doing this blog--getting to know the awesome people that make up the children's literature community.
On February 13, 2017 we interviewed Maria for the "1st Looks/1st Books" feature on the blog (read her interview here). This morning she announced that she was invited to speak at TEDx event March 10, 2017 at the St. Louis University/Madrid.
Way to go Maria! Check out all the info on her event here.