Barb Geiger

Barb Geiger is the Pencraft award-winning author of Paddle for a Purpose, the story of a five-month service trip down the Mississippi River with her husband, Gene, in the tandem wooden kayak they built. 
Barb spent her youth in Rochester, MN and Green Bay, WI, where she developed a love of biking, boating, and all things outdoors. Retirement from her 33-year elementary teaching career has given Barb time to find new adventures, volunteer in her community, and pursue her dream of writing. She lives in Waukesha, WI, with Gene and their 8-year-old chinchilla, Raji. 
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Paddle for a Purpose

Paddle for a Purpose sweeps the reader into a journey of adventure, faith, and personal discovery, as Barb and her husband, Gene, paddle the Mississippi River in their homemade tandem kayak. Exciting and often humorous accounts of adventure and mishap intermingle with inspiring stories of people they meet as they volunteer with charity organizations in quaint river towns along the way. One hundred percent of the author profits from sales are donated to the charities in the book.

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