Events & Appearances

 

Book Signing/Author Q&A Event

Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020

Place: the Centennial Cultural Center in Olla, Louisiana

Time: 1-3 p.m. CT

Tickets are $13 (includes signed book, bookmark, and refreshments) and can be purchased by emailing author@mltarpleybooks.com or by calling Donna at 318-495-7988

 

 

Book Signing Vendor Event (Corner Christmas Shop)

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020

Place: The Jena Block Party in downtown Jena, Louisiana

Time: 5-8 p.m. CT

Stop by the Corner Christmas Shop at Lynn’s Barber Shop (across from Little Rick’s Pizza) in downtown Jena to find amazing Christmas gifts among our collection of vendors!! There will be door prizes!!

 

Christmas Book Bazaar/Signing Event

Date: Saturday, November 28, 2020

Place: As the Crow Flies Coffee Shop in Pineville, Louisiana

Time: 1-4 p.m. CT

Come enjoy hot chocolate, Christmas music, and do some Christmas shopping among the incredible books and other gifts from local vendors!

 

Book Signing Vendor Event

Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020

Place: Ladies’ Christmas Extravaganza at Pineville Park Baptist Church in Pineville, Louisiana

Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT

Come out to Pineville Park Baptist Church for your Christmas shopping with dozens of local vendors!!

 

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Past Events

“Maylie and the Maze” Virtual Facebook Release Party

Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020

Place: M.L. Tarpley Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MLTarpleyBooks/)

Time: 2 p.m. CT

Join in this virtual celebration for the release of Author M.L. Tarpley’s debut middle grade novel, “Maylie and the Maze”! Ask questions of the author AND illustrator, participate in games, and be entered to win prizes!

Media Kit

 

SHORT BIO:

Author M.L. Tarpley writes stories of adventure, friendship, and fun that transport kids to amazing places across the world. Maylie and the Maze is her debut novel. For more information, visit her website, www.mltarpleybooks.com

 

 

MEDIUM BIO:

Author M.L. Tarpley writes stories of adventure, friendship, and fun that transport kids to amazing places across the world. She is also an award-winning journalist and world traveler. She lives in Louisiana with her husband and son. Maylie and the Maze is her debut novel. For more information, visit her website, www.mltarpleybooks.com

 

 

LONG BIO:

Author M.L. Tarpley writes stories of adventure, friendship, and fun that transport kids to amazing places across the world. She is a kid at heart with an active imagination that she thankfully don’t have to rein in when writing quirky novels that she would have loved as a kid. She is also an award-winning journalist and world traveler.

Besides writing and traveling to over a dozen countries, her other interests include hanging out at cool coffee shops, listening to vintage records, going on adventures with her family, and researching dead people in her family from long ago (*cough* it’s called genealogy). She lives in Louisiana with her husband and son.

Maylie and the Maze is her debut novel. For more information, visit her website, www.mltarpleybooks.com

 

MAYLIE AND THE MAZE – SYNOPSIS:

Will Maylie’s dream be crushed by her own imagination?

Ten-year-old Maylie Montes’s dream is to become an author, but she has a problem. She can’t finish a story. Not a single one.

Her second problem is Camden, her annoying twin brother, who is determined to ruin their summer traveling through Europe with their famous photographer aunt and spunky grandma.

The first stop is England where a castle and maze, a new British friend, and a lot of weird words await Maylie—but the first item on her itinerary is to learn how to write, so she can finally finish a story. However, this goal may land her a one-way ticket home after her writing targets her brother in a spooky story involving a nighttime maze full of monsters. And Camden has his own plans, leaving Maylie to wonder if her imagination has actually become a reality.

 

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