Maggie Vaults Over the Moon


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Maggie Christmas! Thanks for 17,000 Views!

Thanks for making 2013 an unforgettable year for Maggie Vaults Over the Moon, and for welcoming a gutsy farm girl from Grain Valley, Kansas into your lives. Celebrating 17,000 views! Maggie Christmas!

Thanks for making 2013 an unforgettable year for Maggie Vaults Over the Moon, and for welcoming a gutsy farm girl from Grain Valley, Kansas into your lives. Celebrating 17,000 views! Maggie Christmas!


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New PR! Maggie Hits 16,000 Views!

Fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow! All-American Masters Pole-Vaulter Claire Overstake, co-founder of Go Team Enterprises, celebrates 16,000 page views on Maggie's blog!

Fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow! Masters Pole-Vaulter Claire Overstake, co-founder of Go Team Enterprises, celebrates 16,000 page views on Maggie’s blog!


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Maggie Celebrates 1st Anniversary with Olympic Greats and Future Greats at Doctoberfest 2013!

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Bell Athletics’ Kayla Caldwell won the female division of Doctoberfest 2013.

JAMESTOWN, Kan. — Storybook pole-vaulter Maggie Steele celebrated her first anniversary in the company of a former world-record holder, Olympians, and Olympic hopefuls at Doctoberfest 2013 on Saturday, Oct. 5th.

The eighth annual event at the Tailwind Pole Vault Club featured many high-flying professional, collegiate, and high school athletes who rocketed toward the rafters in this converted basketball gym, which now is considered a kind of Field of Dreams for pole-vaulting here in the northernmost part of the central Kansas prairie.

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Doctoberfest was an opportunity for Tailwind Pole Vault Club members to watch, dream, and soar.

Doctoberfest was an opportunity for Tailwind members to watch, dream, and soar.

Among nearly 60 athletes who charged down the rubberized runway Saturday, the biggest thrills were provided by the youngest vaulters, future greats such as Kendall Reynolds and Zoe Bechard, a pair of 10-year-olds from nearby Concordia, Kan., who reminded everyone in attendance that having lots of fun is what vaulting at Tailwind is all about. Continue reading


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Awesome Review! Former Kansas Boy Comes Home to Maggie’s Farm

“Maggie Vaults over the Moon” instantly transported me back to my childhood..." -- Former Kansas farm boy and avid track and field fan, John Rinkenbaugh.

“Maggie’ instantly transported me back to my childhood…” writes former Kansas boy, John Rinkenbaugh.

Longtime television producer John Rinkenbaugh has spent his entire adult life looking for and producing great stories all over the nation. He finally found a story that transported him back to his childhood — Maggie Vaults Over the Moon.

“This is one of the best reviews ever written about Maggie,” said author Grant Overstake. “I am honored that he wrote this and posted it on his blog.”

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Maggie Vaults the State Capitol Building!

[BULLETIN] TOPEKA, Kan. -- Maggie Steele, the gusty farm girl from Grain Valley, Kan., pole-vaulted to a new State Capitol Building record here Saturday at the Kansas Book Festival.  Maggie says, "It was an unforgettable, amazing experience. The people I got to meet, I just can't believe it! I'm still pinching myself. Watch this space for more details!"

[BULLETIN] TOPEKA, Kan. (Sept. 7th) — Maggie Steele, a gusty farm girl from Grain Valley, Kan., pole-vaulted to a new State Capitol Building record here Saturday at the Kansas Book Festival. “It was an unforgettable, amazing experience,” she said. “The people I got to meet, I can’t believe it. I’m still pinching myself.”


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Summers Family Helps Maggie Shine in Sabetha, Kansas

The Summers family's passion for 'Maggie' appears in this week's edition of their hometown newspaper, the Sebetha (Kan.) Herald. A fictional Sebetha Bluejays vaulter competes against Maggie in the novel in the Kansas State High School Track and Field Championships.

The Summers family’s passion for ‘Maggie Vaults Over the Moon’ led to a great article in this week’s edition of their hometown newspaper, The Sabetha Herald. In the young adult novel, a Sabetha High School pole-vaulter competes with Maggie at the Kansas State Track and Field Championships.

An awesome Kansas sports family with a passion for pole-vaulting has helped Maggie make headlines in their hometown newspaper.

Maggie competes against a vaulter from Sebetha High School.

In the novel, Maggie Steele competes against a vaulter from Sabetha High School.

It all started when Sabetha native, Marcus Summers, who coaches Garden City Western Express, introduced Maggie Vaults Over the Moon to his athletes, presenting the young adult novel to them as end-of-season “Maggie Awards.”

Marcus then introduced Maggie to parents, Jon and Janet, who live in Sabetha, located in the northeast corner of the state.

Janet then wrote to author Grant Overstake, asking permission to approach the local newspaper: “My husband and I have both read your book and loved it,” she wrote. “We’re recommending it to anyone wanting a great, inspiring read, set in rural Kansas.”

With a big thumbs-up from the author, Janet shared the story with Patty Locher, Staff Writer at the Sabetha Herald. She, too, emailed the author: “I read the book last night and loved it! You have a treasure here, a “can’t-put-it-down” book!” Continue reading


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Help Maggie Vault Into Your Local Library!

'Maggie' has vaulted into the Southeast Kansas Library System, a 38 member consortium serving more than 150 public and school libraries.

‘Maggie’ is now available in the Southeast Kansas Library System, where the story is set. The author is seeking  your help to introduce the book to librarians everywhere.

Maggie Vaults Over the Moon has vaulted back home to Southeast Kansas via the Southeast Kansas Library System, making the novel available in some 150 public and school libraries in the same distinctive rural region where the story is set, in fictional Grain Valley, Kansas.

Now the author is asking Maggie fans to help her vault onto library bookshelves across the nation.

SoutheastKansasLibrarySystemLogo“If you’ve read the book and like the story, please lend your copy of Maggie to your local librarians and encourage them to read it for themselves,” said Grant Overstake.  “Word-of-mouth recommendations from readers like you are the best way to help put Maggie on the shelves.” Continue reading