Pass the popcorn!
A rural Kansas librarian and book reviewer predicts that Maggie Vaults Over the Moon is destined to become a movie.
“Forget Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” writes Stef Arbuckle, “I foresee the film industry picking up this book for a screenplay.”
Author Grant Overstake says, Why not?
This story about a brave and beautiful girl who overcomes hardship to find her dreams is the stuff movies are made of.
Arbuckle is the Public Library Director in Weir, Kansas, and reviewer for the Galena Sentinel-Times, the official newspaper of the City of Galena, City of Weir, USD #499, USD #404, and USD #247, in Cherokee County. The town of Weir (Pop. 679) is about the same size as fictional Grain Valley in the new teen sports novel by Grant Overstake. Weir is even located in the Southeast corner of the state, where the story is set.
Arbuckle’s review of the new teen novel appears in the Jan. 23 edition of the Sentinel-Times. She concludes with, “After you read this book, be sure to suggest it to a friend or neighbor to read. I see potential for this book further down the path.”
Overstake is happy that Arbuckle also sees the cinematic potential in his story. The author has been searching for a talented writer to create the screenplay for Maggie Vaults Over the Moon; preferably someone with connections to the Hollywood film industry, a feel for country life, and a working knowledge of pole-vaulting.
“Maggie contains an authentic teenage heroine, exciting and dramatic sports scenes, and a heartwarming story, idyllically set in golden wheat country,” he said. “To me, a Maggie movie will have the look and feel of Field of Dreams, but instead of being about baseball, the film will feature pole-vaulting; a beautiful sport that will look stunning on the big screen.”
[Spoiler Alert! The following review contains revealing plot details about Maggie Vaults Over the Moon.]