Maggie’s Audiobook Campaign has begun!
Preparations for this unique crowdfunding event went off without a hitch. So many sponsors have stepped up to help Maggie’s voice be heard. Now it’s up to you, because most of all, we need your help to make Maggie Vaults Over the Moon on audiobook a reality.
The story of a gutsy, grieving, farm girl who overcomes tragedy and soars to new heights as a pole-vaulter has become an instant classic in the pole-vault community. Participants, coaches, parents and followers of the sport have embraced Maggie’s story as their own. The sponsors who’ve stepped up to provide rewards and incentives to help encourage you to join the campaign, they all have been touched personally by the story and want the world to hear it. It will be good for the sport of pole-vaulting. It will be good for the world.
Tavia Gilbert is a wonderful person and a great talent in the audiobook industry, with accolades that include six Audie Award nominations (the equivalent of the Academy Award for audiobook performance). She has her choice of which books she wants to perform, and Maggie touched her heart:
“I am very proud to be a part of Grant Overstake’s Maggie Vaults over the Moon project. Grant has written an inspiring story of how a young girl uses her passion for a sport to cope with grief and loss, and today he has launched a crowd-funding campaign to raise money for the audiobook edition, which I will narrate and produce. Maggie Vaults Over the Moon has captured the attention of young athletes, parents, coaches, media, and people who care deeply about meaningful, well-told stories for young people. I invite you to check out the fundraising campaign and to contribute to the effort to produce the story in audio. Inspiring stories have an impact, and I’m honored to be a partner in the effort to bring this heartfelt story to new audiences.” — TAVIA GILBERT
The campaign is live now, and will continue through midnight on March 31. We’ve done the best we know how to get the word out: “There are some great rewards for people who join the campaign!” But the greatest reward will be the actual listening. Maggie’s story will be like music that listeners will want to experience over and over again. And her story will become part of Tavia Gilbert’s amazing body of work forever, and that’s a very special, special accomplishment that people who support the campaign can always take pride in.
Maggie and Grandma. Little Zachary and Big Troy. The whole caring community of Grain Valley, Kansas. They’ll gather at the diner to listen. To relive the awful tragedy and the struggle, the tears and the pain. And the road back, that begins with a worried teenager who follows a single voice in a lonely barn, upward, to an crowded stadium’s cheering throng, and everything between. Yes, it will be special for every one who helped.
Maggie Vaults Over the Moon was a special story to write. In the silence of the creative process, I was visited you might say, by a girl with a story to tell, and so I listened, and wrote it all down. It was a special story to read. People of all ages, from tween to twilight years, have been touched deeply by it. It will be a special story to hear. Something out of this world, I’m sure.
Thank you for your support of this story from Day One. Many of you were there from the very beginning. There are so many to thank but you know who you are. When the campaign goes live, many of you will be first in line to help Maggie’s story be heard. Without your support, well, I just can’t imagine a world without Maggie in it.
Maggie is a remarkable character. One of a kind. A heroine everyone can cheer for. I can’t wait to listen to her voice again.
As this campaign begins, I’m knowing the Highest and Best for You, and Maggie, too!