Final arrangements and invitations are still in the works, but for now, here is a list of the Invited Authors and Artists who will also be in attendance:

Gayle Harper, Author  It was Gayle’s book Roadtrip with a Raindrop: 90 Days Along the Mississippi that was the inspiration for Larry’s adventure and book on the Missouri.  To learn much more about Gayle, visit her website at

Brook Blevins, Author  Brooks Blevins is the Noel Boyd Professor of Ozarks Studies at Missouri State University. Raised on a farm in the Arkansas Ozarks, Blevins is the author or editor of seven books, including the award winning Ghost of the Ozarks and Arkansas/Arkansaw: How Bear Hunters, Hillbillies, and Good Ol’ Boys Defined a State. In addition, he edits two book series on the Ozarks for the University of Arkansas Press and contributes to the popular radio program Ozark Highlands Radio.

Gary Lucy, Artist. (unconfirmed)  Gary’s incredible paintings & prints on Lewis & Clark and 1880’s riverboats can often be seen up and down the Missouri River.  Visit Gary’s website at