Can you hear it?!
The media buzz is getting louder about the upcoming performance and release of Maggie Vaults Over the Moon on audiobook by Tavia Gilbert!
In celebration of Audiobook Month in June, The Reading Date blog recently posted a wonderful interview with Tavia, in which the award-winning narrator was asked, What’s coming up for you? Any upcoming audiobook releases you’re particularly jazzed about?
Tavia replied: THE MIDWIFE, by Jolina Petersheim, has just released. She’s a young, heart-felt, unusual novelist, and one to watch (or listen for)! Daryl Gregory’s AFTERPARTY and Alena Graedon’s THE WORD EXCHANGE are both really great, futuristic, cautionary tales, though very different. I loved narrating FIREBALL, the story of Carole Lombard’s incredible life and untimely death. And I’m performing a wonderful YA novel, MAGGIE VAULTS OVER THE MOON this summer…” (Emphasis added)
And the crowd goes wild!
“Nothing could be more exciting for an author than to have Tavia Gilbert excited about performing your novel,” said Maggie author Grant Overstake. “She’s a superstar talent and we can’t wait to hear her reading of the story!”
About Tavia Gilbert
A six-time Audie Award Finalist and multiple Earphones and Parent’s Choice Award-winning producer, narrator, and writer Tavia Gilbert has appeared on stage and in film. Library Journal said this highly-acclaimed actress is, “as close as you can get to a full cast narration with a solo voice.” She has narrated more than 250 multi-cast and single-voice audiobooks.
What Tavia Says About Maggie
“I’m very proud indeed to be connected to a project that celebrates the best qualities of the wonderful character, Maggie, the healthy and realistic way she copes with grief and challenge, and her development as an athlete and a mature, grounded young woman. This is a very special story, and I look forward to bringing it to listening audiences.”
About the Novel
Heroine Maggie Steele is a gritty farm girl from tiny Grain Valley, Kansas who pours her broken heart into the daring and dangerous 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 a teenager’s grief and thrilling in its vivid descriptions of the exciting sport of pole-vaulting, Maggie Vaults Over the Moon is an uplifting read for tweens, teens and adults.
“A fine YA novel about perseverance in sports and in life.” — KIRKUS REVIEWS
“An inspirational pick for young adult fiction collections.” — MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
“Girls who play sports and the coaches and families who support them will thoroughly enjoy Grant Overstake’s warm, uplifting story.” — CHRISTINE BRENNAN, USA TODAY
About the Audiobook
Stay tuned for more details as Tavia Gilbert enters the studio to perform Maggie Vaults Over the Moon.
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