Author Visit Presentations

Author M.L. Tarpley offers both in-person and virtual visits to schools, libraries, book clubs, and other events including book signings.

Check out her list of presentations below!

For more information including pricing and availability, send an email to author@mltarpleybooks.com

In-Person Visits

M.L. Tarpley is currently scheduling in-person author visits for the 2021-2022 school year and beyond. If interested in a visit, send inquiries to author@mltarpleybooks.com

Virtual School Visits

Virtual visits include a one-on-one presentation with a single classroom or up to six classrooms simultaneously (of the same grade or neighboring grades).

Each class will submit questions ahead of time, and several questions per class will be answered during the Q&A session.

For other virtual visit requests, send inquiries to author@mltarpleybooks.com

 

 

“I loved the way that M.L. Tarpley captured the attention of the audience throughout her performance. I also appreciated the fact that at the end of her presentation she did a book signing and took time to encourage the children individually.”Donna Estis, children’s program leader and librarian at the LaSalle Parish Library in Jena, LA

 

“M.L. Tarpley’s writing workshop provided an unforgettable experience for our kids to spend quality time in small groups with a real author and offered valuable tools for them to succeed in both school and life. Great experience all around. Highly recommended!”Donna Lindsey, director at the Centennial Cultural Center in Olla, LA

Think Like an Author Interactive Show

Recommended Audience: ALL AGES

*Ideal for the Summer Reading Program at libraries (incorporates annual slogan – 2022: Oceans of Possibilities)

Time Limit: 45-60 minutes

Number of Attendees: For groups of any size

Overview: In this interactive presentation, kids are asked to think like an author and write their own story LIVE! Some will even star in it! This engaging show will bring smiles and laughter to children and adults alike while they also learn about creative writing, story ideas, using their imagination & more.

The author will do a book signing after the show, and if time permits, the presentation will conclude with a brief Q&A.

 

Young Writer's Workshop

 

Recommended Audience: 2nd to 7th

Time Limit: 60 minutes

Number of Attendees: For smaller groups (up to approximately 30)

Virtual – Up to six classes simultaneously

Overview: In this writing workshop, Author M.L. Tarpley will walk kids through her Young Writer’s Kit. She developed this book to help kids who want to learn the basics of creative writing including a look at genre, a brainstorming session, writing prompt exercise, and more. The presentation will conclude with a brief Q&A.

The Spark of a Story - Traveling through the Writing Process

 

Recommended Audience: 2nd to 7th

Time Limit: 45-60 minutes

Number of Attendees: For smaller groups (up to approximately 30)

Virtual – Up to six classes simultaneously

Overview: In this writing presentation, Author M.L. Tarpley will walk through her writing process from idea to final draft as well as share insight into the publishing process including book cover design, formatting, marketing, and more. The presentation will conclude with a brief Q&A.

A Look Inside the Book - Maylie and the Maze

 

Recommended Audience: 2nd to 5th

Time Limit: 45-60 minutes

Number of Attendees: For groups of any size

Virtual – Up to six classes simultaneously

Overview: In this look inside the book presentation, Author M.L. Tarpley will share the story behind Maylie and the Maze, the exciting first book in the Tales of a Travel Girl series along with classic literature, world geography, and the writing process. The presentation will conclude with a brief Q&A. (Recommended for those who have read the book but not required.)

Where Words and Pictures Meet - a Workshop with an Author & an Illustrator

 

*COMING SOON*

Overview: In this writing and drawing workshop, Author M.L. Tarpley and Illustrator Monica Bruenjes will walk participants through the process of writing and illustrating a book. The presentation will conclude with a brief Q&A. (Details and pricing to be determined. Offered virtual or dual in-person/virtual.)