Events & Appearances

“Maylie of the Highlands” Virtual Facebook Release Party

Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021

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

Time: 8 p.m. CT

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

 

Howdy Neighbor Day (Book Signing Vendor Event)

Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021

Place: The Town of Jena Amphitheater/Park in Jena, Louisiana

Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT

Stop by to hear great music, eat tasty food & shop at amazing booths!

 

Book Signing Vendor Event (Corner Christmas Shop)

Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021

Place: The Jena Block Party in downtown Jena, Louisiana

Time: 5-8 p.m. CT

 

Red Truck Barn Christmas Shop (Book Signing)

Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021

Place: Red Truck Barn in Jonesville, Louisiana

Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. CT

Stop by to enjoy a great gift shop and bakery, carriage rides, Christmas decor & more!

 

Christmas in Candyland (Book Signing)

Date: Friday, December 3, 2021

Place: the T.R.E.E. House Children’s Museum in downtown Alexandria, Louisiana

Time: 6 – 8 p.m. CT

Stop by for holiday music, crafts, treats & much more! For tickets, visit http://kidtreehouse.org

 

Cookies with Santa (Book Signing)

Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021

Place: the Centennial Cultural Center in Olla, Louisiana

Time: TBA

For tickets, contact Donna at 318-495-7988.

 

Winter Fete (Book Signing Vendor Event)

Date: Friday & Saturday, December 10-11, 2021

Place: downtown Alexandria, Louisiana

Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. CT

Stop by to hear great music, eat tasty food & shop at amazing booths!

 

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Media Kit

 

SHORT BIO:

Author M.L. Tarpley writes stories of adventure, friendship, and fun that transport kids to amazing places across the world. She is the author of the Tales of a Travel Girls series (Maylie and the Maze) and Young Writer’s Kit, a nonfiction book that teaches kids to write fiction. 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 is the author of the Tales of a Travel Girls series, which includes Maylie and the Maze, and Young Writer’s Kit, a nonfiction book that teaches kids to write fiction. She lives in Louisiana with her husband and son. 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 the author of the Tales of a Travel Girls series, which includes Maylie and the Maze, and Young Writer’s Kit, a nonfiction book that teaches kids to write fiction. 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.

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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