Maggie Vaults Over the Moon

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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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Recommended Read for Back-to-School Teens!

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Sign Up Today for the La Crosse River Barge Vault!

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Star-spangled champions earned first place trophies and copies of ‘Maggie Vaults Over the Moon’ at last year’s River Vault held on a ginormous barge on the Mississippi River in La Crosse, Wis.

LA CROSSE, Wis. — Pole-vaulters will compete on a giant river barge in front of thousands of cheering spectators here at the 7th Annual River Vault, to be held July 3rd and 4th on the waters of the Mississippi River.

Last year, soaring pole-vaulters captivated the crowd at the River Vault. (Photos by Daniel Schraith.)

Pole-vaulters captivated the crowd at the 2015 River Vault.

Event organizer Jeremiah Burish says, “Don’t miss your chance to get LARGE on a BARGE!”

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“The River Vault is a big stage with great competition,” said Burish, Director of Sports Sales at the La Crosse Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. “The great crowd, fast runway, and electric atmosphere combine to make a recipe conducive for lifetime personal bests.”

Cheering the competitors will be Maggie Steele, storybook heroine of the magical novel, Maggie Vaults Over the Moon. Continue reading

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Coach of the Year Recommends High-Flying ‘Maggie’


As track and field athletes prepare for regional and state championships, a national high school track coach of the year recommends the young adult novel, Maggie Vaults Over the Moon, to help inspire them on their personal quest for greatness.

National Coach of the Year Dennis Bolt recommends 'Maggie'

Coach Bolt recommends ‘Maggie’

Dennis Bolt has coached at Hillsboro (KS) High School for 25 years. And during that time, hundreds of his athletes have qualified for the state track meet, including 36 state champions! Bolt’s boys’ teams have won three class 3A team titles, and his girls’ teams have won two team titles.

In recognition, Bolt was honored as the National Federation Boys Coach of the Year in 2004.

Endorsement review from Coach Dennis Bolt:

“Whether a coach or athlete, you know that sport exemplifies the trials of life.

“Only through hard work and dedication can you receive an opportunity to achieve greatness when the opportunity arises. Maggie Vaults Over the Moon by Grant Overstake exemplifies how a young person finds strength and inspiration after experiencing a great personal loss. Continue reading

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No. 1 Athlete Girl Book on Goodreads!

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Just in time for track season!

Maggie Vaults Over the Moon is the No. 1 ranked Athlete Girl Book at Goodreads. This uplifting story for mid-grade to adults is a great gift idea for the young athlete in your life.

Get Maggie on paperback, ebook or audiobooks at

Have a great season! See you over the moon!

Spiritual, Athletic Teen Praises Uplifting Maggie


Holly Smith reviewed Maggie for Unity Leaders Magazine. (Click to enlarge).

Maggie Vaults Over the Moon has earned praise from athletes and country folk for its realistic depictions of the sport of pole-vaulting, and farm life. Now an athletic and spiritually aware teenage reviewer is praising the story for its deeper message.

UnityLeadersMagLogoWithMaggieHolly Smith’s review appears in the latest issue of Unity Leaders Magazine, the international publication of Unity Worldwide Ministries. Smith, a high school senior, is a cross-country runner and a leader in the International Youth of Unity program.

In reading the novel Smith writes, “I gained a greater appreciation for myself, and realized that I can do anything, no matter in what circumstance I might find myself. [Author Grant] Overstake gives the reader a personal sense of empowerment through all the struggles Maggie goes through, since they are relatable to everyday life.”

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Maggie Salutes Star-Spangled Vaulters

Soaring in stars and stripes, Bryan Klister, clears the bar to win the college division of the 5th Annual River Vault in La Crosse, Wis.

Soaring in stars and stripes, Bryan Klister wins the River Vault college division.

LA CROSSE, Wisconsin — Fireworks were soaring here on the 4th of July, and so were the patriotic pole-vaulters at the 5th Annual River Vault competition held at beautiful Riverside Park on the Mississippi River.

The star-spangled event included some 65 athletes, including prep standouts, college All-Americans and national champions, elite stars, and Olympic hopefuls. According to event organizer and founder Jeremiah Burish, “This was our best River Vault yet!”

Elite champion Leslie Brost celebrates her payday with event organizer Jeremiah Burish.

Elite champion Leslie Brost celebrates her payday with Jeremiah Burish and Maggie.

Joining in the fireworks was Maggie Steele, the storybook heroine of Maggie Vaults Over the Moon. Winners in each division (see complete results) were awarded a copy of the novel, written by Grant Overstake. Continue reading