Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Maylie and the Maze by M. L. Tarpley

Posted October 14, 2020 by meezcarrie in children, contemporary, giveaway, M.L. Tarpley / 24 Comments

HAPPY RELEASE DAY to author M. L. Tarpley and her adorable new children’s book, Maylie and the Maze!!!

Tales of a Travel Girl #1
GENRE: Middle Grade Realistic Fiction (grades 3-7)
PUBLISHER: Ink Map Press
RELEASE DATE: October 14, 2020
PAGES: 280

For fans of the Middle School series by James Patterson, The Tapper Twins series by Geoff Rodkey, and the Melanie Martin series by Carol Weston

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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Also available to read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited

“Maylie and the Maze is a delightful adventure about the power of travel to expand our view of the world and ourselves. Plus, it has an ancient castle, a mysterious maze, a story within a story, and scones. What’s not to love?” – Jill Ross Nadler, author of SUCH A LIBRARY!, and Chief Storyologist at Page Turner Adventures

Author M.L. Tarpley is a kid at heart with an active imagination that she thankfully doesn’t have to rein in when writings quirky novels that she would have loved as a kid. She is also an award-winning journalist who loves to travel the world.

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 about her, visit her website at

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M.L. Tarpley is offering a $10 Amazon gift card, so one of my readers can purchase that book they’ve been longing to read! (Open internationally except where prohibited by law or logistics. Must be able to accept gift card from US Amazon) This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.

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What about you? What makes you want to read Maylie and the Maze by M.L. Tarpley? Who would you like to read it with?

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24 responses to “Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Maylie and the Maze by M. L. Tarpley

  1. Anne

    My 4 grandchildren who are avid readers would treasure this wonderful book. What a talented author and such a lovely story.

  2. Christina Gould

    I want to read the book because it looks like a fun read. I’d want to read it with my daughter. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Darlene Owen

    My grandson loves travel, he is only 6 but loves to go places and I’m sure he would love to be read this story.

  4. Thank you so much for sharing about “Maylie and the Maze”, Carrie!! I appreciate you!

    And thank you for the kind comments everyone!! I hope you all will take a trip to England with Maylie! 🙂

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