After serving in the U.S. Army Arctic Test Board and Cold Weather Survival School at Fort Greely, Alaska, author Ron Kunkel flew by chartered bush plane all over Alaska to visit Early Warning Defense System sites while working for a U.S. Government contractor. He packed wild game for a guide service and mission school while working on the school’s construction crew. He camped, hunted, fished and explored large areas of the beauty and wonder of Alaska. He then designed over four-hundred structures as a self-employed building designer while living in Alaska. He and his wife raised five children while settling in Alaska for over twenty years. He then lived in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for eleven years; and now resides in northwestern Oregon. He has traveled the western United States extensively, and has also toured Europe and China. Two of his previous books, A Cowboy Family, and a sequel, Trail to Dream Valley, were published in 2005 and 2013. Both books are fictional stories of ranch life and the settlement of the cattle country of the western United States. Ron loves nature and wide open spaces.