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Overstake publishes teen novel

Grant Overstake, a former editor of the Hillsboro Star Journal, has published a book, “Maggie Vaults Over the Moon.”

Overstake drew upon his coverage of sporting events and country life to create this teen sports novel about life on a Kansas family farm.

Maggie Steele, the main character, struggles with the decision of whether to pursue the life of her dreams or stay home to save the multi-generational family farm.

As editor of the Hillsboro Star-Journal, Overstake was a two-time winner of Kansas Farm Bureau’s Golden Wheat Award for excellence in agriculture writing.

His book is available at or at

Last modified Dec. 19, 2012