NEW YORK (May 2014) — The inspirational young adult novel, Maggie Vaults Over the Moon has been selected as the Book of the Week by the BookWorks Self-Publishers Association.
“This is an amazingly wonderful surprise for Maggie!” said author Grant Overstake, who added, “BookWorks is a pretty big deal, nationally, so it’s a huge tribute to receive this honor.”
BookWorks partners with top-flight media groups such as Publishers Weekly, PubMatch, and Combined Book Exhibit to provide exposure to markets and resources that no other organization provides to indie authors.
Overstake, who lives in Wichita, Kansas, was notified by BookWorks’ Special Project Manager Christi Love that Maggie was selected from among hundreds of titles: “The BookWorks team enjoys reading the many excellent books written by our members, and keeps an eye out for those especially attention-worthy. Grant, we are so pleased that you are a member of our growing community.”
In the novel, heroine Maggie Steele, a gritty farm girl from tiny Grain Valley, Kansas, pours her broken heart into the daring sport of pole-vaulting. Driven by a secret that she dare not share with anyone, Maggie struggles over many obstacles as she attempts to soar waaay higher than her critics think a girl should ever go.
Gripping in its portrayal of teenage grief and thrilling in its descriptions of the most awesome event in track and field, Maggie Vaults Over the Moon is an uplifting read for mid-grade to adults.
Maggie has been endorsed by Olympic athletes, coaches, book reviewers, and a multitude of enthusiastic tween and teen readers. And now, Overstake adds, “To have Maggie endorsed by BookWorks ranks among her highest honors.”
Maggie Vaults Over the Moon is available in paperback and eBook through Amazon.com and other online booksellers.
Coming soon! The audiobook version of Maggie Vaults Over the Moon, performed by Tavia Gilbert, an Earphones and Parents’ Choice Award–winning producer, writer, narrator, and a multiple Audie Award nominee.