Author Grant Overstake, a former Miami Herald staff writer and Kansas newspaper editor, began his career at age 18 as a part-time sports reporter at his hometown newspaper, The Wichita Eagle. He received a scholarship to attend the University of Kansas William Allen White School of Journalism, where a feature story he wrote earned the national William Randolph Hearst Award, the college version of the Pulitzer Prize. In addition to serving as Campus Editor of The University Daily Kansan and Special Correspondent for The Wichita Eagle covering KU sports, Grant also competed on the KU track team, earning USATF All-American honors in the decathlon. After writing news, features, and sports at The Herald, Grant returned to the Sunflower State to edit hometown newspapers, earning numerous awards from the Kansas Press Association.
Grant’s first novel, Maggie Vaults Over the Moon, has received excellent endorsements and reviews. The story was performed by voice actress Tavia Gilbert and released through Blackstone Audio, the largest audiobook distributor in the nation. His second novel, The Real Education of TJ Crowley, will be released soon. In addition to writing, Grant leads Artist’s Way creative workshops for adults and is a Teaching Artist with Arts Partners of Wichita, presenting motivational assemblies and writing workshops to students in area schools. He also coaches track and field at The Independent School in Wichita. Grant and his wife, Claire, live in Wichita. Reach Grant through his contact page, or email GoTeamEnterprises @ gmail.com.