In Between the Pages M.L. Tarpley's Maylie And The Maze


Congratulations to M.L. Tarpley on her debut fiction novel! It released Wednesday, October 15th! 

"Maylie and the Maze" will appeal to grades 3-7 and to fans of the Middle School series by James Patterson, The Tapper Twins series by Geoff Rodkey, and the Melanie Martin series by Carol Weston. The book’s layout includes a variety of black and white illustrations and doodles. It is the first release in the Tales of a Travel Girl series.

Back cover copy:

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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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 doesn’t have to rein in when writing quirky novels that she would have loved as a kid. 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,

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  1. Congratulations on your debut story! Writing for children is an awesome talent. And I love that you do genealogy. My children grew up next to a soundex machine. That's not dating myself too much, is it?

    1. Thank you so much, Barbara!! Love that about the soundex machine! lol That's fascinating!! I use both folded charts and binders and online records through

  2. I'm always glad to meet another children's author, M.L. I'll definitely have to check out your social media links. I have a passion for historical fiction, writing for both middle-grade and young adult readers. I work with Stacy in our local ACFWDFW group here in Texas.

    1. Hi Marie!! So nice to meet a fellow children's author too. And thank you for attending my release party! You won one of the mini giveaways. Hooray!

  3. Thank you so much for featuring my book, Stacy!! I really appreciate your support and friendship! :)

    1. You are welcome, Morgan! Thank you for coming aboard Fueled by Faith and Caffeine. I'm so tickled for your new novel's release, and I appreciate your friendship as well.


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