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
The interview by hostess Bonnie Eaton and director/producer Hazel Hart took place in advance of the author’s reading and book signing event, to be held Thursday, April 11th, at 7 p.m., at Wichita’s premier bookseller, Watermark Books & Cafe. Continue reading
Just in time for Christmas, Maggie Vaults Over the Moon is featured in the December issue of the nation’s top magazine for pole-vaulters, VAULTER Magazine!
The beautiful six-page spread is titled, Maggie Vaults Over the Moon is a Must Read for Any Athlete, and was expertly written by Michelle Walthall, who did a great job capturing the buzz and excitement that the novel has created in the pole-vaulting community and beyond.
Some of the many images included with the article are the book’s cover, a photo of Olympian Earl Bell and Author Grant Overstake presenting a copy of the book to vaulter Caitlin Hawk, and a huge photo of the entire Tailwind Pole Vaulting Club, located in Jamestown, Kan., which is where the inspiration for the story came from.
Of course, it wouldn’t be proper to reprint the entire article here on this post. Instead, we encourage all of you Maggie fans to help promote the best magazine about the sport of pole-vaulting by going Online and ordering the December issue of VAULTER Magazine. (You can download the December issue onto your computer or mobile device for only $3.00).
We’ve been given permission by Editor Doug Bouma to share what he wrote about Maggie in the intro to this month’s issue:
Our final issue of 2012 brings an exciting development in the pole vaulting circle. Grant Overstake, Former Miami Herald Sports Writer and a lifelong participant in the sport of track and field, has created his first work of sports fiction, a novel titled Maggie Vaults Over the Moon. This novel is an endearing and inspiring story, and one worth taking a look at for any athlete. Once you read the information and some reviews we collected, you will want to pick up a copy. Maggie is a character you can’t help but fall in love with.
To this we say, Thanks Doug!
And Thank You, VAULTER Magazine!
“Maggie Vaults Over the Moon shows a touching and realistic perspective of life’s changes wrapped into one heartwarming story. It will captivate those who have lost loved ones and imagine being with them again. This inspiring tale celebrates the courage to turn tragedy and loss into something positive, and how the determination to master a sport can heal. The bits of pole vault history, technique, and struggle will keep the attention of vaulters for sure.” — Doug Bouma, Editor, VAULTER Magazine