The audiobook version of Maggie Vaults Over the Moon, narrated by Tavia Gilbert, will be released by distribution giant Blackstone Audio on March 31st, 2015. Pre-order now and save 20% at Downpour.com.
After months of anticipation, author Grant Overstake says the audiobook version of his novel is TOTALLY worth waiting for.
“It’s a dream come true to hear my story brought to life by a superstar talent like Tavia,” he said. “Her performance as Maggie is so spot-on perfect, I just can’t wait for you to hear it.”
“This is a great title for young listeners! Teenage Maggie copes with a tragic loss by excelling in the challenging athletics of pole-vaulting. I love how Grant made the sport a metaphor for courage, faith, and belief in oneself.” — Tavia Gilbert
Overstake signed a long-term, exclusive distribution agreement with Blackstone Audio, the nation’s largest independent audiobook publisher. Its vast collection includes over 10,000 titles, including countless bestsellers. Maggie Vaults Over the Moon will fill a gap in a growing category — Sports Fiction for Tween and Teenage Girls.
Describing Maggie Vaults Over the Moon as “a very special story” Gilbert, a six-time finalist for the Audie Awards (the Oscars for Audiobook performers), multiple Earphones, and Parent’s Choice Award-winner, was instrumental in promoting the crowdfunding campaign that financed the project, and assuring its distribution through Blackstone Audio.
“Tavia’s love for Maggie comes through in her telling of the story,” Overstake added. “She pours her heart and soul into her performance, which I hope will earn her another award nomination.”
The agreement with Blackstone Audio also assures that Maggie’s audiobook will be introduced to over 20,000 school and public libraries nationwide. Pre-order the library version on CD at BlackstoneAudio.com.
Overstake added, “Tavia and I want to give a special shout-out to Maggie’s Audiobook Campaign donors and sponsors: Artist Phillip Carrero, Dial Athletics, Gill Athletics, Fuzion Athletics, Raise the Bar Pole Vault Club, Rusty Shealy Pole Vault Club, Texas Pole Vault Club at Elitz Sports, Tailwind Pole Vault Club, and Vaulter Magazine.
“Thanks to their great support, our gritty farm girl has come a long way from Grain Valley, Kansas,” he said. “Now that Tavia has brought her story to life, I believe Maggie’s journey has only just begun.”
Tavia Gilbert (SAG-AFTRA) is an award-winning narrator with more than 250 audiobooks under her belt. Classically trained in voice and theater, Tavia attended the University of Washington and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Original Works in Acting from Cornish College of the Arts and an MFA in Creative Non-Fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Also a producer, Tavia has a clear understanding of the business side of her world. Her clients hire her again and again, recognizing her exceptional work and the advantage they have in someone with both a creative and business mind. Tavia resides in Brooklyn, New York.