Maggie Vaults Over the Moon

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Watch: ‘Maggie’ Author Grant Overstake Is Featured Guest On ‘Keyhole Conversations’ Program

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Maggie Vaults Over the Moon author Grant Overstake is this week’s featured guest on Keyhole Conversations, an interview program especially for Kansas-based writers and authors.

The interview by hostess Bonnie Eaton and director/producer Hazel Hart KeyholeConversationsBannertook place in advance of the author’s reading and book signing event, to be held Thursday, April 11th, at 7 p.m., at Wichita’s premier bookseller, Watermark Books & Cafe. Continue reading

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‘Maggie’ Rekindles Pole Vault Official’s Passion for Nation’s Largest Track Meet


The Kansas State Track and Field Championships is the largest track meet in the nation, with over 3,000 athletes and 20,000-plus spectators.

Maggie Vaults Over the MoonLongtime track and field official Chris Ellis is well known in the Sunflower State for his dedication to the sport of high school and collegiate pole-vaulting, especially in his role as the tireless head official at the Kansas State High School Track and Field Championships, the largest track and field meet in the nation, which includes two whole days of boys’ and girls’ vault competitions in all classifications.

We were delighted to read his new review of Maggie Vaults Over the Moon on

“As the head pole vault official at the Kansas State High School Track & Field Championships since 1991, I have seen many great competitions and many many great competitors compete at this amazing event. However, after so many years of officiating the competition, not to mention the 3 years I competed in the event, my passion lost some of its intensity. Maggie Vaults Over the Moon reignited my passion for this 2 day extravaganza . I remember the first time I walked into Cessna Stadium as a young track athlete – WOW – I was speechless. I will rekindle that feeling this year and for many years to come thanks to Maggie!!” — Chris Ellis


The 102nd annual State Meet will be held May 24-25, 2013, at Cessna Stadium in Wichita.

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Kansas Librarian Foresees a ‘Maggie’ Movie!

Pass the popcorn!

A rural Kansas librarian and book reviewer predicts that Maggie Vaults Over the Moon is destined to become a movie.

“Forget Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” writes Stef Arbuckle, “I foresee the film industry picking up this book for a screenplay.”

Maggie Vaults Over the MoonAuthor Grant Overstake says, Why not?

This story about a brave and beautiful girl who overcomes hardship to find her dreams is the stuff movies are made of.

Arbuckle is the Public Library Director in Weir, Kansas, and reviewer for the Galena Sentinel-Times, the official newspaper of the City of Galena, City of Weir, USD #499, USD #404, and USD #247, in Cherokee County. The town of Weir  (Pop. 679) is about the same size as fictional Grain Valley in the new teen sports novel by Grant Overstake. Weir is even located in the Southeast corner of the state, where the story is set. Continue reading