Events & Appearances

Kids’ Writing Workshop-Literacy Camp

Date: Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Place: the Centennial Cultural Center in Olla, Louisiana

For more information, call 318-495-7988

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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