Maggie Vaults Over the Moon


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Maggie Soars to NY State Indoor with Warsaw Club Vaulters

State-bound vaulters from the Warsaw Pole Vault Club. Front Row: Karmen Auble, Warsaw senior, 12-7 PR, Section 5 record holder. Middle Row: Aubrey Rockoff, Amherst sophomore, 10-3 PR; Nick Faber, Greece Olympia senior, 14-0 PR; Sarah Bronk, Our Lady of Mercy senior, 9-6 PR. Back Row: Ben Jackson, Kenmore East junior, 12-6 PR; Trevor Koch, Frontier junior, 13-6 PR; Max Curran, Williamson senior, 14-7 PR; Kevin Palmisano, Canandaigua junior, 13-3 PR. [Courtesy photo]

WARSAW, New York — Storybook heroine Maggie Steele will be traveling to the New York State Indoor meet this weekend with eight vaulters who are ready to soar.

State qualifiers from the Warsaw Pole Vault Club (PVP) received copies of Maggie Vaults Over the Moon as motivational awards in their state meet travel packages.

The NYPSHSAA State Indoor will be held Saturday, March 1, at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.

PoleVaultPlaygroundLogoIn the young adult novel by Grant Overstake, a gutsy farm girl from tiny Grain Valley, Kansas overcomes hardships and soars to new heights as a pole-vaulter. The novel climaxes at the Kansas State Track and Field Championships, the largest track meet in the nation.

The story has been endorsed by US Olympians and coaches for its inspiring message to young people, including Warsaw Club Coach Michael Auble, who liked the story so much he wanted all of his state qualifiers to have a copy.

“I can’t think of a better book to put in the hands of a state-bound pole vaulter,” Overstake said. “After reading about Maggie, I know these athletes will be ready to soar.” Continue reading


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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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Gift Book Winners Give a Maggie Christmas

Share Maggie’s uplifting story with someone in your life. Order today!

Thanks to everyone who entered the Maggie Gift Book Giveaway. It was heartwarming to read your thoughtful essays, from as far away as Australia! Gift-wrapped copies of Maggie Vaults Over the Moon will be sent to prize-winner’s friends and loved ones in time for them to wake up to a Maggie Christmas.

Send Maggie personalized and gift-Wrapped via Amazon.

Send Maggie gift-wrapped via Amazon.

There’s still time for you to share Maggie’s inspiring message with someone in your life this holiday season.

 Friends and family have become the top influencers in the book selections of children and young adult readers, which explains why Maggie Vaults Over the Moon has been selling in multiple orders, five and 10 copies at a time.

 “Coaches are buying multiple copies for their athletes and grandparents are also buying copies for their teenage grandchildren,” said author Grant Overstake. “Mentors are delighted to discover that Maggie is a novel they can feel great about giving.” 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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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


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West London Pole Vault Coach Ellie Spain Endorses ‘Maggie Vaults Over the Moon’

West London Vault Coach Ellie Spain, center, a former British champion, has endorsed Maggie Vaults Over the Moon.

West London PV Coach Ellie Spain, center, loves ‘Maggie Vaults Over the Moon’.

LONDON — A former British Champion and Great Britain International in the pole-vault has endorsed the inspirational sports novel, Maggie Vaults Over the Moon.

WestLondonPoleVaultLogoMaggie is a great read for any aspiring young athlete, and covers many of the topics young people and athletes face as they grow as a person and in sport,” writes Ellie Spain, Coach of the West London Pole Vault Club.

Maggie Vaults Over the MoonMaggie Vaults Over the Moon tells the story of Maggie Steele, a gutsy Kansas farm girl who overcomes tragedy and soars to new heights as a pole-vaulter. The novel has been endorsed by top vaulters and coaches around the world, including Coach Spain, who identify with the book’s inspiring message for young people.

West London Pole Vault is a new training squad founded in 2012 to promote pole-vaulting and provide a stable, professional training set-up for athletes to develop as a pole vaulter and a person. The club trains at the beautiful indoor facility at Brunel University.

“It’s a young group and we’re a young squad,” Coach Spain says. “I’ve had most of the crew for less than a year, so we have a way to go! I’m excited for winter training, as it will be the first winter of this scale. I’m hoping the combined energy and passion of the group will really boost them all over the winter and help them onwards!”

UK Champion Ellie Spain was one of the greatest vaulters in British history. Photo used by permission,  Richard Lane Photography.  http://www.richardlanephotography.co.uk

Now mentoring youngsters in the sport, Ellie Spain was the 2006 British Champion. Photo by Richard Lane Photography. http://www.richardlanephotography.co.uk

Coach Spain is eager to introduce Maggie Vaults Over the Moon to her young vaulters.

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