One of America’s most inspirational writers has discovered a satisfying new source of inspirational reading:
“I spent two evenings reading Maggie Vaults Over the Moon and this long-time adult enjoyed the story immensely,” writes Nancy Julien Kopp. “Maggie is a good role model for young people as she’s determined, caring, and full of spirit and spunk. Heartwarming and realistic, this book is a winner.”
Maggie Vaults Over the Moon tells the story of Maggie Steele, a Kansas farm girl who overcomes tragedy and soars to new heights as a pole-vaulter.
The novel has been endorsed by Olympic pole-vaulters, coaches, school counselors, and now by a prolific writer of inspirational nonfiction. Kopp, who lives in Manhattan, Kan., has been published in no less than 13 Chicken Soup for the Soul books and several other anthologies, including Guideposts.
Here’s an excerpt of Kopp’s review, posted on her popular blog, Writer Granny’s World:
“Readers of this book come away with a clear picture of what life is like in a rural setting and high school in this state known for wheat farming. …Most of all, they’ll learn that people slowly learn to live with a tragic event and that determination, dedication and desire to achieve will bring results. I’ll say it again. Grant Overstake has written a winner.”
Author Overstake responds, “Maggie is being enjoyed by readers of all ages, from several different perspectives, and the highest perspective, in my view, is a spiritual one. Maggie’s quest is a spiritual journey, symbolized by an ever-rising crossbar. It’s great to have a writer like Nancy say that reading the story left her feeling uplifted and inspired.”