About the Author

A mail-order bride, Kim Nolywaika has been married to Manfred Nolywaika since 1989.  They live in a little off-grid log house somewhere south of Fairbanks, Alaska and have four grown children.  Two live at home, one lives down the road a piece, and one is living in Heaven.

In addition to homeschooling, gardening, writing, and keeping everyone fed, Kim assists Manfred in the family’s log home restoration business.  Each of the children has worked in the business as well.

The Nolywaikas have enjoyed most of the usual Alaska pastimes at one time or another: hunting, fishing, gardening, water hauling, wood-cutting, fixing stuff (again), and spending time together.

Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it…   Psalm 127:1