Chris Markham -- The River Hiker

Selected Works

Where You Can Find Mississippi Odyssey ISBN 0-595-09123-7

Your local bookstore

And fine dot-com booksellers based in the U.S., as well as Europe and Japan

Ingram Book Co.

UK: Barnes & Noble

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For a great site about the Mississippi River check out river trip. It's got a ton of information and my book will soon be available through this website, so check back in the near future!

TheRiverHiker is author Chris Markham. "Writing is a jealous mistress and I work as a photographer to buy my time with her. Because, as most American writers know, it is not a good idea to quit your day job.

"And at an early age I got to like being on the American road, meeting people and seeing the country at eyelevel. There's something special for me, a certain kind of magic, in that sunrise cup of coffee in a roadside café outside a town where my boots have not yet seen 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 was recently released as part of the program sponsored by The Authors Guild.

(Read Chris's essay, "The Writer Who Couldn't Read," in the new inspirational book for writers, A Cup of Comfort For Writers.)

short story, "It's Just a Rattlesnake," was recently published in THE ICONOCLAST, Issue #104. (write me if you want the address of the magazine.)


Mississippi Odyssey is now available throughout Great Britain through wholesaler Bertram's as well as other partners within the Lightning Source distribution netowrk. Ordered through LSI's international distribution network Mississippi Odyssey will be printed in the UK at Lightning Source's new print facility in Milton Keynes.

Copyright 2002-2016 Chris Markham

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Contact: Chris Markham

Chris Markham, known as The River Hiker, aboard the harbor tow Mike Harris

"....You were a member of the family of writers even then."
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

How I learned to read at twenty-something: