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‘Maggie’ Celebrates Her Vault into Kansas History

HappyBirthdayKansasWave the Wheat, Jayhawkers!

Today is Kansas Day, marking the admission of Kansas as the 34th state in the Union, on January 29, 1861.

StateSealWe’re also celebrating the fact that Maggie Vaults Over the Moon has found its place on the bookshelves of Kansas history.

The teen sports novel has been added to the Wulfmeyer Special Collections section of the Wichita Public Library.

The Wulfmeyer Special Collection contains books about Kansas pioneers and cowboys and others who shaped the bold history of the Sunflower State. The collection also includes the inspiring story of Maggie Steele, the gutsy farm girl from fictional Grain Valley, Kansas, who overcomes tragedy and soars to new heights through the daring sport of pole-vaulting. Continue reading


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Celebrating Maggie’s 30,000th Blog Visitor!

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Maggie says, “I’m over the moon celebrating 30,000 visitors to my blog! Many thanks to my great supporters and fans, including US Olympian and Coach of Champions, Erica Fraley [Bartolina]! It’s an honor to have my story recognized by awesome role models like Erica. Learn about Erica’s inspiring life story and the impact she’s having on young people here: http://tinyurl.com/pdk8392


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‘Maggie’ is a Sunny Summer Read!

'Maggie Vaults Over the Moon' is an inspiring poolside read for mid-grade to adults.

‘Maggie Vaults Over the Moon’ is a sunny summer read for mid-grade to adults.

Looking for a sunny summer read?

Maggie Vaults Over the Moon lets the sunshine in.MackenzieAD

The young adult novel about a courageous farm girl, Maggie Steele, who overcomes tragedy and rises to new heights as a pole-vaulter, has brightened the hearts of readers young and old.

Margaret Wheatley, 16, of Florida calls Maggie, “That one in a thousand books you will carry with you forever.”

Taylor Millsap, 14, of Illinois adds, “I’ve probably read it more than 20 times. I will never get tired of reading it over and over, again and again.”

Sports Writer Christine Brennan of USA TODAY, writes, “Girls who play sports and the coaches and families who support them will thoroughly enjoy this warm, uplifting story.”

Thanks to Maggie's newest friend, Jolene Frook, for a 5-Star Review on Goodreads!

Thanks to Maggie’s newest friend, Jolene Frook, for a 5-Star Review on Goodreads!

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Introducing Maggie’s Voice! (Part 2)

Narrator Interview- Tavia Gilbert, Part 2

Here’s the second installment of the two-part interview with narrator Tavia Gilbert, who will enter her studio this month to perform Maggie Vaults Over the Moon on audiobook!

In Part 1, Tattle contributor, Erin Cosyn, sat down with narrator Tavia Gilbert and talked to her about all manner of audiobook narration. In Part 2, they talk about specific projects, her dream role, and the specific challenges of different genres.

Narrator of more than 250 titles, Tavia Gilbert is one of the premier performers in in the world of audiobooks.

We just can’t wait to hear Maggie’s story come to life, can you?


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Introducing Maggie’s Voice! (Part 1)

Narrator Interview- Tavia Gilbert, Part 1Maggie says, “Here’s the first installment of a two-part interview on the Tattle blog with Tavia Gilbert, who will enter her studio soon to perform Maggie Vaults Over the Moon on audiobook! I can’t wait to hear her tell my story, can you? Stay tuned for more details!


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Sponsors Needed to Help Award-Winning Narrator Tavia Gilbert Perform ‘Maggie’

Award-winning voice actress Tavia Gilbert is eager to perform Maggie on Audiobook.

Award-winning narrator Tavia Gilbert is eager to perform Maggie Vaults Over the Moon on Audiobook. A crowdfunding campaign will begin March 1, 2014 to pay for the production. Key players in the worldwide pole-vaulting community have donated PERKS to be offered during the campaign, and more are needed. Here’s how you can join them.

Dear Maggie Fans,

Maggie Vaults Over the MoonAcclaimed narrator Tavia Gilbert has enthusiastically agreed to perform Maggie Vaults Over the Moon on Audiobook!

Tavia is a mega-star in the audiobook industry in New York City — An Olympic-caliber talent in her genre with more than 150 titles to her credit, she has been nominated six times for the Audie Award, which is equal to the Academy Award in her profession.

Her dramatic performance of the sport’s greatest novel will help raise awareness of pole-vaulting through the best audiobook publishing channels. That’s why I’m asking you to join me in a unique 30-day crowdfunding campaign, beginning March 1, 2014, on Indiegogo. Continue reading