Pat Middleton is a Wisconsin author, publisher, and lecturer who lives along the Mississippi River near LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Her life-long interest in the history and heritage of this mighty river inspired her to write DISCOVER! America’s Great River Road.
Published by Great River Publishing/Heritage Press, the three volumes of DISCOVER! Guides focus on the Upper, Middle, and Lower Mississippi. Pat offers diverse information, riverlore, and unique travel tips about the area "bounded by, nurtured by, and challenged by the great river.” Pat’s extensive research and personal travels combine to make these books important educational resources as well as classic guides to recreation along the Mississippi River.