Maggie Vaults Over the Moon

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Storybook Maggie Celebrates 7 Years Over the Moon!

Vaulters celebrated with Maggie at the Gold Medal Pole Vault Camp in Andale, Kan., 2013. Youngsters who were teens when the book was published are in their 20s today.

GRAIN VALLEY, Kan. — A lot has happened in the world of pole-vaulting in the past seven years, and storybook heroine Maggie Steele has been there.

Published Oct. 12, 2013, Maggie Vaults Over the Moon is a classic story in the pole-vault community.

Published October 12, 2012, the young adult novel, Maggie Vaults Over the Moon celebrates it’s 7th year today. The saga has become the gold-medal story of the sport, earning praise for it’s positive message for young teens, especially girls.

“It’s amazing to think that youngsters who were 13 when the book came out are 20 today!” said author Grant Overstake.

Maggie Vaults Over the Moon has stood the test of time as a story that defines grit and perseverance, which is what this great sport is all about.”

Maggie Vaults Over the Moon is the magical story of Maggie Steele, a gritty Kansas farm girl who rebounds after tragedy and reaches new heights as a pole-vaulter. Kirkus Reviews calls it, “A fine young adult novel about perseverance in sports and in life.” The story also was voted the No. 1 Athlete Girl Book on Goodreads, and named national Book of the Week by Bookworks Publishers Weekly.

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Sydney Hickert Soars at Shealy Pole Vault Camp

High-flying Sydney Hickert is following the lofty trajectory of Maggie Steele.

High-flying Sydney Hickert soared at Rusty Shealy Pole Vault Camp.

COLUMBIA, SC – Sydney Hickert was soaring with Maggie at Rusty Shealy Pole Vault Camp this past week.

Hickert, of Summerville, S.C., jumped at the opportunity to claim a discounted camp spot, which was offered as a major perk by Shealy Athletics to support Maggie’s Audiobook Campaign.

Sydney and her fellow campers had loads of fun at Rusty Shealy Pole Vault Camp.

Maggie Award Winner Sydney Hickert had loads of fun at Shealy PV Camp.

Sydney helped put the campaign over the top, and to honor her contribution, Shealy Athletics received a giant Maggie banner, and she and her fellow campers received copies of the novel as Maggie Awards. Continue reading

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Sponsors Needed to Help Award-Winning Narrator Tavia Gilbert Perform ‘Maggie’

Award-winning voice actress Tavia Gilbert is eager to perform Maggie on Audiobook.

Award-winning narrator Tavia Gilbert is eager to perform Maggie Vaults Over the Moon on Audiobook. A crowdfunding campaign will begin March 1, 2014 to pay for the production. Key players in the worldwide pole-vaulting community have donated PERKS to be offered during the campaign, and more are needed. Here’s how you can join them.

Dear Maggie Fans,

Maggie Vaults Over the MoonAcclaimed narrator Tavia Gilbert has enthusiastically agreed to perform Maggie Vaults Over the Moon on Audiobook!

Tavia is a mega-star in the audiobook industry in New York City — An Olympic-caliber talent in her genre with more than 150 titles to her credit, she has been nominated six times for the Audie Award, which is equal to the Academy Award in her profession.

Her dramatic performance of the sport’s greatest novel will help raise awareness of pole-vaulting through the best audiobook publishing channels. That’s why I’m asking you to join me in a unique 30-day crowdfunding campaign, beginning March 1, 2014, on Indiegogo. Continue reading