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Share Your Memories! Win a Free Audiobook! Celebrate Five Years of ‘Maggie Vaults Over the Moon’

Maggie Vaults Over the Moon has inspired future champions around the world since its debut on 10-11-12.

It’s time to celebrate!

Maggie Vaults Over the Moon made its worldwide debut five years ago on this date, October 11th, 2012. Half a decade later, gritty heroine Maggie Steele still inspires young adult readers to soar ever higher in sports and in life. In fact, the story has been listed as a 2017 “Too Cool” Back-to-School-Read for Teens by Bookworks and Publisher’s Weekly!

Forward this post to your local librarian and ask them to order Maggie today.

Help Us Celebrate!

We invite you to help us celebrate Maggie’s big day by adding your thoughts and memories in the comment section below. Share about the first time you read the book. Or tell us how Maggie inspired you to overcome obstacles in sports and in life. What did you like best about the story? Would you like to read a sequel or see the book become a movie? We’d really like to know!

But wait, there’s more!

Win a free audiobook!

We’re also giving away a free audiobook version of the story, read by Tavia Gilbert, the 2017 Audie Award Narrator of the Year. To be eligible for the drawing, just enter your email address below. You don’t want to miss getting the latest news, because there are big things coming for Maggie, and we mean BIG! So sign up, and stay tuned.

There are many young teens who’ve never experienced the story that has inspired others to soar. Our goal is to get Maggie to as many new readers as possible, and we offer substantial bulk discounts (10 copies or more). If you would like to have Maggie visit your club or street vault event, and are willing to share photos with us, let us know through the contact form below.


Maggie says, “See you over the moon!”


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Throwback Thursday: ‘Maggie’ is BookWorks Book of the Week!

BookworksLogoBigNEW YORK (May 2014) — The inspirational young adult novel, Maggie Vaults Over the Moon has been selected as the Book of the Week by the BookWorks Self-Publishers Association.

Maggie Vaults Over the Moon“This is an amazingly wonderful surprise for Maggie!” said author Grant Overstake, who added, “BookWorks is a pretty big deal, nationally, so it’s a huge tribute to receive this honor.”

BookWorks partners with top-flight media groups such as Publishers Weekly, PubMatch, and Combined Book Exhibit to provide exposure to markets and resources that no other organization provides to indie authors.

Overstake, who lives in Wichita, Kansas, was notified by BookWorks’ Special Project Manager Christi Love that Maggie was selected from among hundreds of titles:  “The BookWorks team enjoys reading the many excellent books written by our members, and keeps an eye out for those especially attention-worthy. Grant, we are so pleased that you are a member of our growing community.” Continue reading

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‘Maggie’ a ‘Sweet’ Teen Gift from Older ‘Influential’ Readers


While the young adult sports novel Maggie Vaults Over the Moon has gotten plenty of great reviews from middle school and high school readers, the newly-released book has received just as many, if not more, rave reviews from older readers, who’ve soared over many, many, moons themselves.

It may come as a surprise that so many grownups are reading Maggie for their own enjoyment, but a recent study shows that today’s YA (young adult) novels are attracting more older readers than teen readers to the “young adult” bookshelves overall.

Maggie Vaults Over the MoonThe study, by Bowker’s, titled, Understanding the Children’s Book Consumer in the Digital Age, revealed, “that 84% of YA [young adult] books are being purchased by consumers 18 or older… The second-largest demographic was age 30-44; within that segment… fully 80% of respondents reported ‘they bought the book for themselves.'” Continue reading