For a nice site about the Mississippi River check out river trip. There you will find an excerpt from each chapter and more color photos.
The River Hiker is author Chris Markham, who was once "The Writer Who Couldn't Read."
"Writing is a jealous mistress and I work as a photographer and bookseller to buy my time with her.
"And at an early age, I got to like traveling the American road, meeting people and seeing the country at eye level. There is something special for me, a certain kind of magic, sipping a sunrise cup of coffee in a roadside café outside a town where my boots have not yet toured Main Street. . . ."
Chris's work has appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines, including Modern Short Stories, 2AM, Right Here, Fiction Writers Monthly, Northwoods Journal, Info: A World of $ense, Grit, The Iconoclast. . . . Since his teens, his hitchhiking thumb has carried him into adventures across America, and his first book, Mississippi Odyssey, is a journal of his experiences hitchhiking boat rides down the Mississippi River. It received good reviews--Library Journal, Waterways Journal, Catholic Weekly, Alan Caruba's Bookviews--and a testimonial (unsolicited) from Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
It was offered as a Featured Alternate by the Family Bookshelf Book Club, and a new edition of this timeless adventure was released as part of the Backinprint.com program sponsored by The Authors Guild.
(Read Chris's essay, "The Writer Who Couldn't Read," in the inspirational book for writers, A Cup of Comfort For Writers.)
Mississippi Odyssey is now available in EPUB, Kindle and NOOK formats, as well as trade paperback .