About the Book:
Author and journalist Tim Spitzack has spent 15 years exploring the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, a 72-mile corridor along the Mississippi River in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul. The park and the mighty river that flows through it offer numerous historical, cultural, recreational and natural amenities that beg the curious to explore.
Reflections from the Riverfront is an eclectic mix of writings of the author’s adventures, many of which take place on foot or in his kayak. There is travel writing here, but beautiful nature writing, too, and a dash of memoir sprinkled in. Join Tim as he enjoys a swanky meal and concert at a jazz club in Minneapolis, rides a passenger train through the heart of the river valley, watches the dance of the prairie from the cockpit of his kayak, and sits on a bench in St. Paul on the first Friday of each month for an entire year to contemplate life in a river town.
About the Author:
Tim Spitzack is editor and publisher of a newspaper publishing company in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has a bachelor of science degree in journalism and sociology and enjoys writing articles and creative short fiction that evoke a sense of place. His debut novel, The Messenger, was published in June 2010 by Oaktara. Reflections from the Riverfront: Essays on Life in the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area was published in May 2015 by the St. Paul Publishing Co.