Malbaie Press (that is, I) went on a roadtrip this summer to Idaho and Washington state to do, well — let’s call it “research” for my upcoming novel. Okay, it was a boating trip! But the trip gave me both work time and new material. After much hard work, two days ago (Saturday) I finished the first draft of the novel. It’s about 480 pages right now, double-spaced. It’s loosely about a guy who takes up boating, goes through college and gets into teaching, but then quits and ends up on an epic river trip. Below is a picture of me from my recent trip west, on the White Salmon River in Washington. Thanks to Dustin Lanci for the picture.