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Maggie Soars Past 10,000 Visitors! Grandma says, ‘Let’s Have Pie!’

Maggie welcomed her 10,000th visitor on Sunday. Grandma said, “Let’s have pie!”

GRAIN VALLEY, Kan. — Grandma just knew that the 10,000th visitor to Maggie’s blog would appear sometime Sunday evening, so she baked one of her blue-ribbon rhubarb pies, and then she shoo-shooed Maggie and Troy away from the dinner table without dessert, until company arrived.

“The visitor counter climbed steadily from 9,950 to 9,999,” Maggie said, recalling the moment. “But then, it just froze there, not moving! It was at 9,999 forever!”

Maggie Vaults Over the MoonWith the 10,000th visitor due any second, the big question was, From where on earth would the 10,000th visitor arrive? 

Just as the clock struck seven on Sunday, July 21st, 2013, the answer came — the visitor was from, wait for it… Columbia, Missouri!

“Well isn’t that wonderful?” Grandma said, smiling sweetly. “Let’s have pie!”

Maggie and Troy and everybody else here in Grain Valley had a good laugh. It’s a knee-slapper because Kansans and Missourians have been big rivals since, like forever. Especially in sports. But not in pole-vaulting, because everybody knows that everyone who pole-vaults wants the highest and best for each other, no matter where they come from. It’s in the code.

10000_Worldwide“It was awesome to see that 10 followed by so many zeroes,” Maggie said. “It’s amazing to think how far we’ve come since, well, you know.”

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 US Olympic vaulters, coaches, and teachers who identify with its inspiring message for young people, and, most importantly, by young people themselves.

Since the novel was published in October 2012, Maggie has inspired readers all over the world. Continue reading


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Summer Surprise! Maggie Re-Vaults to Top Five at Watermark Books

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‘Maggie’ has vaulted back into the top five best-sellers at Watermark Books, the region’s No. 1 bookstore.

Summertime is a great time for pole-vaulting and reading novels about pole-vaulting.

Which is why the popular teen novel Maggie Vaults Over the Moon continues to soar as a best-seller at Watermark Books & Cafe, the region’s No. 1 bookstore.

Maggie vaulted back into the top five at Watermark for the week of July 7, 2013, which came as a pleasant surprise to author Grant Overstake.

Maggie has been enjoying her summer, attending camps and street vaults, where her book has been awarded to inspire the next generation of vaulters.

‘Maggie’ has been enjoying summer camps and street vaults, where multiple copies of the novel have been awarded to inspire the next generation of pole-vaulters.

“Maggie has been really enjoying her summer attending pole-vault camps and street vaults,” the author said. “Of course, she’s delighted and thrilled that her book continues to sell so well.”

The story, which features a gutsy Kansas farm girl who overcomes tragedy and soars to new heights as a pole-vaulter, has struck a resounding chord with readers young and old, especially in the Sunflower State.

The teen sports novel Maggie Vaults Over the Moon has become a consistent best-seller at Watermark Books and Cafe, the region's No. 1 bookseller.

Maggie Vaults Over the Moon has become a consistent best-seller at Watermark Books, the region’s No. 1 bookstore.

Watermark Books Best-sellers

1. “Eye of God” by James Rollins

2. “Sisterland” by Curtis Sittenfeld

3. “The Art Forger” by B.A. Shapiro

4. “Silver Star” by Jeannette Walls

5. “Maggie Vaults Over the Moon” by Grant Overstake

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