Maggie Vaults Over the Moon

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Inspired by Video! Maggie Vaults Atlantic to Support Young Vaulters On the Isle of Man

Maggie is one her way to the Isle of Man to inspire young pole-vaulters.

Maggie Steele is eager to inspire youth pole-vaulters on the Isle of Man.

GRAIN VALLEY, Kan. — Storybook heroine Maggie Steele is on her way to the Isle of Man to encourage and support the return of youth pole-vaulting there.

The author was inspired by watching this video of coat-clad youngsters, braving the cold on the Isle of Man.

Copies of the inspirational novel, Maggie Vaults Over the Moon, are being sent to the intrepid youngsters on the beautiful British Isle, where despite frigid temperatures and inadequate equipment, they’re determined to follow their own dreams, over the moon.

“Seeing them bundled up in coats and scarves reminded me of Maggie and her passion for pole-vaulting,” Overstake said. “In my story, Maggie bundles up in multiple layers and vaults in freezing cold weather to achieve her goals. It’s obvious that they, too, have the tenacity and grit to become outstanding pole-vaulters.” Continue reading

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Look! Maggie’s the Talk of London!

What's this, Maggie's cover on a London billboard?! Thanks to Books and Life's digital magician Gary Walker for making Maggie's day! Jolly good one, mate!

Maggie on a London billboard?! Thanks, Books and Life! Jolly good one!

Maggie Vaults Over the Moon is available in paperback or eBook and can be purchased in London, England, through, as well as in Canada, China, JapanGermany, SpainFrance, Italy, and the USA. Maggie also is available at Angus & Robertson in Australia, and through IndieBound booksellers nearest you.

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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.

Now mentoring youngsters in the sport, Ellie Spain was the 2006 British Champion. Photo by Richard Lane Photography.

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

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