Mike Bezemek is the author of four published or forthcoming books, including Paddling the John Wesley Powell Route & Paddling the Ozarks for FalconGuides. His new series Twit Lit Classics®, for Skyhorse Publishing, retells classic works of literature in tweets for a 21st century audience. The first two books–#Moby-Dick & #Frankenstein–will be out June 2018. He writes & photographs the blog Regular Paddler, Remarkable Waters for Canoe & Kayak magazine and a new series Roving Rider will launch in early 2018 with Adventure Cyclist magazine. For ten years, he taught writing courses for Washington University in St. Louis.

Special thanks to the following organizations and companies: The St. Louis Regional Arts Commission for their generous funding of this website and other professional development; Pyranha Kayaks for state-of-the-art equipment support;  Rite-in-the-Rain for making field journals that actually survive in the field; Nemo Equipment for lightweight tents and other adventure equipment; Eagle Nest Outfitters for their remarkable hammocks; Revelate Designs for their innovative, top-quality bike-packing bags.