Author of multiple award-winning book visits Augusta

The 21st Annual Author’s Brunch, sponsored by the Friends of the Augusta Library, hosted author Grant Overstake, author of the young adult novel, “Maggie Vaults Over the Moon.”
Overstake is a former Miami Herald sports writer and reporter of the Wichita Eagle, and competed in the decathlon for the University of Kansas.  His love for Kansas and small towns shines through in his multiple award-winning book.
“Maggie Vaults Over the Moon” tells the story of Maggie Steele, a grief-stricken farm girl from Grain Valley, Kan., who works through her grief and the struggles of being a young adult. The inspirational story is about perseverance in sports and in life.
“Augusta is a beautiful place - I see the spirit of Grain Valley here,” Overstake told those attending the brunch.  “There comes a time in our own lives when we have to determine who we are and what we are.”
The author explained some of Maggie’s story weaves into his own experiences, but the main focus of the book is to provide healing and hope for young people.
“Don’t quit, use grit!” has become part of his motivational message.
The author read passages from the book before answering questions from the audience.
Overstake recently joined Arts Partners of Wichita and presents student assemblies and writing workshops in the Wichita area.