Book signing slated for Friday


Local children’s author M.L. Tarpley will hold a book signing Friday, Dec. 17 from 2-6 p.m. at Storybrew Coffee Café, 780 Front St., Suite 104. She is the daughter of Jeff and Robbie Tarpley of Natchitoches. Her debut novel for ages 7-12, “Maylie and the Maze,” follows a 10-year-old girl on an inspirational trip across Europe filled with the shenanigans of her zany family and the mishaps of her overactive imagination.

The book, the first in the Tales of a Travel Girl series, released in 2020 followed by the second and third book in the series releasing in 2021. She has also published coloring and activity books as companions to the series as well as a writing book for kids called “Young Writer’s Kit.” Christmas gift bundles will be available. Signed copies can also be purchased at Griffin & Co., 780 Front St., Suite 105, Natchitoches. For more information, email or visit