Maggie Vaults Over the Moon

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Maggie is Too Cool for School!

Maggie Vaults Over the Moon is a recommended back-to-school read for Teens.

BookWorks Publisher’s Weekly has placed Maggie Vaults Over the Moon on its back-to-school reading list! The novel was selected as a “Too Cool for School” book for Teens. In recommending the story, the editors said the novel is “An uplifting story of a young heroine who copes with loss and grief by literally hurling herself skyward as a competitive pole vaulter.” That’s too cool for school! Order your copy at major booksellers, or, even better, through Watermark Books & Cafe, Maggie’s favorite independent bookstore!


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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