TOPEKA, Kan. — Even without her pole-vaulting pole, Maggie Steele soared to amazing new heights at the Kansas Book Festival.
“It was an unforgettable, amazing experience,” Overstake said. “The people I got to meet, I can’t believe it. I’m still pinching myself.”
Designed to “celebrate the best of Kansas literature, arts and history,” the festival promotes literacy and encourages a life-long love of reading by bringing authors, publishers and illustrators together with the book-loving people of Kansas.
Overstake, of Wichita, shared a booth with historian, writer and illustrator, Linda S. Johnston. A resident of Virginia, Johnston’s book, Hope Amid Hardship: Pioneer Voices from Kansas Territory, is a beautiful and illuminating collection of journals and writings from everyday people in Kansas history dating back to the 1850s.