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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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.
“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
LONDON — A former British Champion and Great Britain International in the pole-vault has endorsed the inspirational sports novel, Maggie Vaults Over the Moon.
“Maggie 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 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!”
Coach Spain is eager to introduce Maggie Vaults Over the Moon to her young vaulters.
One of America’s most inspirational writers has discovered a satisfying new source of inspirational reading:
“I spent two evenings reading Maggie Vaults Over the Moon and this long-time adult enjoyed the story immensely,” writes Nancy Julien Kopp. “Maggie is a good role model for young people as she’s determined, caring, and full of spirit and spunk. Heartwarming and realistic, this book is a winner.”
Maggie Vaults Over the Moon tells the story of Maggie Steele, a Kansas farm girl who overcomes tragedy and soars to new heights as a pole-vaulter.
The novel has been endorsed by Olympic pole-vaulters, coaches, school counselors, and now by a prolific writer of inspirational nonfiction. Kopp, who lives in Manhattan, Kan., has been published in no less than 13 Chicken Soup for the Soul books and several other anthologies, including Guideposts.