Maggie Vaults Over the Moon

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Maggie Welcomes Thousands of Visitors Worldwide

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Maggie uses a time zone map to keep in touch with visitors.

Maggie Steele, the storybook heroine who vaults over the moon, has been attracting thousands of visitors from around the world.

Maggie Vaults Over the MoonSo many visitors, in fact, that she’s using a time zone map to keep track of them all.*

People are visiting her blog because her novel, Maggie Vaults Over the Moon, is the first to capture the thrills and excitement of pole-vaulting, one of the world’s fastest-growing sports, especially among girls.

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

Worldwide Visitors to Maggie's Blog

See below for the complete list of global visitors to Maggie’s blog.

“With the growth of social media, people are more connected than ever, bringing the close-knit community of vaulters even closer,” said author Grant Overstake. “As a result, people everywhere are discovering this inspirational story and its universal message. The exciting news is that this is just the beginning for Maggie. More international events are coming.”

Maggie Vaults Over the Moon is now available in paperback or eBook and can be purchased through in the United States, Canada, China, Japan, United KingdomGermany, SpainFrance, and Italy. Maggie also is available at Australia’s premier online bookseller, Angus & Robertson, and at hundreds of local independent US booksellers near you. Continue reading

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NPR Asks: What’s the Future for Real-Life ‘Maggies’ on America’s Family Farms?

The new teen sports novel "Maggie Vaults Over the Moon" focuses on farm life and harvests in rural Kansas.

“Maggie Vaults Over the Moon” focuses on farm issues in rural Kansas.

What’s the future for the thousands of real-life Maggie Steeles living on family farms? The answer has dramatic implications for the future of rural America.

NationalPublicRadioThe future of family farms is the topic of a recent article posted at written by Jessica Stoller-Conrad, titled, “Future Farms Of America Might Not Include Much Family.”

The article quotes a professor of agricultural economics who says the tradition of passing farms from one generation to the next, for the sake of tradition, has run its course. He disputes the belief that farm parents owe it to their children to reserve a place for them in the farm business. Because, he says, “The other side of that coin is that then your children owe it to you to stay home, even if they don’t want to.” Continue reading

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Kansas Librarian Foresees a ‘Maggie’ Movie!

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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