M.L. Tarpley

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Hi there, I'm Author M.L. Tarpley! I write stories of adventure, friendship, and fun that transport kids to amazing places across the world. MAYLIE AND THE MAZE is my debut novel and Book One in the TALES OF A TRAVEL GIRL series. The series has two releases a year as well as companion coloring
& activity books. I have also written a non-fiction book that teaches kids to write fiction >> https://rb.gy/txn88h

I'm an award-winning journalist and world traveler and live in Louisiana with my husband and son. For more info, visit my website, www.mltarpleybooks.com

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M.L. Tarpley Thanks for the great question, Andy! The truth is I still feel like I’m 10 years old a lot of the time (ha!), so it's like ideas for stories geared to…moreThanks for the great question, Andy! The truth is I still feel like I’m 10 years old a lot of the time (ha!), so it's like ideas for stories geared to kids in middle grade and younger just pop into my brain. I wouldn’t have it any other way! I also have a toddler and over a dozen nieces and nephews, so I have plenty of first hand experience with kids too.(less)
M.L. Tarpley To stretch your imagination to its fullest and escape into any fictional world you want to create. It's such a freeing and fun way to travel. :)…moreTo stretch your imagination to its fullest and escape into any fictional world you want to create. It's such a freeing and fun way to travel. :)(less)
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Happy Release to Maylie of the Highlands!

ANNOUNCING the release of BOOK THREE in the TALES OF A TRAVEL GIRL series...

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“Is it real? Maylie blinked. It was still there. She snapped a photo.

High walls stood strong of golden stone with more lining the top edges like jagged teeth jutting into the sky. Slim towers rounded each corner. The castle was like something from a storybook perched on an island with water spreading out in a wide moat.

Maylie could imagine archers at the ready to defend the castle with bows drawn and arrow tips sticking out between the roof stones.”
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“Rana immediately scribbled on her paper while Maylie felt the familiar freeze of her mind as she urged her imagination to take her far away.

But twenty minutes later, she longed for a black hole to appear under the table and devour her.”
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“Search for the possibilities. Let her imagination go. She breathed in deep and focused.”
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“And so for a time it looked as if all the adventures were coming to an end; but that was not to be.”
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“Your imagination is truly the most powerful thing. And to write you must tap into it.”
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“Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
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