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Represent! Getting dirty with Amanda Taylor – Make Mine an Orangeberry

Posted by on Nov 11, 2012 in Authors, Books, Cabin Cooking, Humor, Indie Projects & Promotions, Interviews & Interviews with Recipes, Orangeberry Tours | 1 comment

Meet Amanda Taylor, one of the “MAKE MINE AN ORANGEBERRY” Nine Women of Indie

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Beet the Heat & eat Dementional Baked Chicken (Interview & a recipe)

Posted by on Nov 9, 2012 in Authors, Books, Cabin Cooking, First Rule Publicity, Humor, Indie Projects & Promotions, Interviews & Interviews with Recipes, Orangeberry Tours, Poultry | 3 comments

Welcome Tonya Cannariato

for her First Rule Publicity Book Tour Interview about herself & latest novel


Natasha's 1st with Mom, Tonya

When not writing she kicks up her heals and parties… with dogs (Natasha’s 1st birthday party bash!)

Plus since life is about efficiency also those who have been following, she is also my 6th victim guest for my “Make Mine an Orangeberry” series for  Orangeberry’s Trick or Treat 2012

Tonya Cannariato


Make Mine an OrangeberryMAKE MINE AN ORANGEBERRY sprang up when I asked if anyone wanted to be interviewed on the planning board for Orangeberry Tours. Since Tonya’s First Rule Publicity Tour for her book was here the same week, I decided to combine!

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Chili, Gin & Rock-n-Roll! Make Mine an Orangeberry Laxmi Hariharan

Posted by on Nov 4, 2012 in Authors, Books, Cabin Cooking, Humor, Indie Projects & Promotions, Interviews & Interviews with Recipes, Orangeberry Tours | 2 comments

Meet Laxmi Hariharan, one of the “MAKE MINE AN ORANGEBERRY” Nine Women of Indie

Welcome to the 4th victim Guest from Orangeberry’s Trick or Treat 2012

Laxmi Hariharan

Look she dressed up and everything! She is an ORANGBERRY!

Laxmi Hariharan


MAKE MINE AN ORANGEBERRY sprang up when I asked if anyone wanted to be interviewed on the planning board for Orangeberry Tours. Laxmi jumped on board even though she taking time to participate in another author spotlight for Fourth-Wall Friday. The timing could not have been perfect a small taste of things to come in book two and than coming on board to share some festivities here! I really am glad she decided to come aboard, score one for the Cabin! I ended up having a lot of fun because she sent me all but one of these images, I love authors like this! Considering we had a neighbor have their roof collapse, being stuck with all five of her cats (Asrielle was NOT thrilled, and writing my first NaNoWriMo novel it is a treat to share her and her wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle with you!

Join me as I welcome my fifth victim guest (though the first to jump off the cliff,  as we discuss, her book, her secrets, her passions, and the beauty of her shines forth with a light even stronger than her sun!

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Make Mine an Orangeberry & Bring it to “The Brown House” – Interview & Recipes

Posted by on Oct 30, 2012 in Authors, Books, Cabin Cooking, Humor, Indie Projects & Promotions, Interviews & Interviews with Recipes, Orangeberry Tours | 2 comments

Meet Christy Sloat, one of the “MAKE MINE AN ORANGEBERRY” Nine Women of Indie

Welcome to the 2nd victim Guest of Orangeberry’s Trick or Treat 2012

MAKE MINE AN ORANGEBERRY sprang up when I asked if anyone wanted to be interviewed on the planning board for Orangeberry Tours. Christy not only popped up with YES YES YES, she immediately sent me her book, which by the way is a very well received ghost story with over fifty reviews over at Goodreads and forty five on Amazon. I really wanted to have this finished for a Halloween review, and I am pushing to finish it, but I think it will have to wait a bit! (I am getting ready for NaNoWriMo and shoveling all the precipitation fall out from the Hurrican –what? You never know! It is a Frankenstorm after all!

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Genre Bender by Day, Drag Queen by Night – Interview & Recipes

Posted by on Oct 23, 2012 in Authors, Books, Cabin Cooking, Humor, Indie Projects & Promotions, Interviews & Interviews with Recipes, Orangeberry Tours, Zombies | 8 comments

Meet Pavarti K. Tyler, one of the “MAKE MINE AN ORANGEBERRY’s” Nine Women of Indie

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My Favorite Photos & Story Behind them- Celebrate Community (#CCEID)

Posted by on Aug 18, 2012 in Alaska Living, Authors, Books, Cabin Commentary, Fun, Giveaways & Contests, Humor, Photos, Writing | 2 comments


One of my Favorite Photos from a Community  Event.

Celebrating Community at the end of Ramadan concluding with Pavarti Tyler's Blog event for Eid al-Fitr

I have many collections of photographs which is why this post was a bit had for me to put together. On one hand I could post a big collection of images from Beltaine 2002 event in AZ (page 1 and page 2) that shows one of my favorite family an religious community events. Willow (my now 13 year old) officially became potty trained when she was faced with having to use an outhouse to go potty. Her response was one of wonderment and awe, one of an adventure instead of terror which was what we expected. Gotta hand it to my Willow-Pillow!

Or the best New Years ever in Bisbee, AZ where we celebrated all day, celebrated like we were in New Orleans and danced in the streets with the best of the artistic community in the hills of Arizona. But I decided I would share a couple of my recent community and family events! Starting with a weekend of insanity with some of my newest friends when starting college again here in Alaska back in 2005. What makes this a great event is I was accepted as is. Non-Traditional Students are the majority at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. I was so worried I would not fit in, and within two weeks I found several people who I already did know and met so many wonderful people who will always be my friends. College at WAZZU back in the 80’s did the same thing, before I settled for an MRS degree. Some of my best friends are from those years, and some of the people below will be part of the group also.

It all started with a bar fight….

That never bodes well huh? Well the man in the viking helm decided to take on another man (well an asshat) who was belittling one of the maidens of our fair clan by saying she was a “dirty smelly hippy who wouldn’t know bar of soap if it bit her”. Well our fair maiden Emily mayhaps be a hippie girl, but she bathed regularly! In fact earlier that week I did a photo shoot with her and another friend and I know for a fact she just had taken a shower, as you can see!

Sisters in Community Nannette Pierson and Emily Zgoda ©2005 Kriss Morton

Sisters in Community ©2005 Kriss Morton


Anyway, My dear Viking Brother had been partaking in… particulates and beer and decided to be defend her hippie girl honor! He threw a punch and called him some names I think may not even be cool here at the Cabin. The guy head butted him, but not before dear Warren the Viking was able to cause some major damage to the guys face. When the friendly pub master, Chris, started dragging him off he gave us his famous smile, however he was missing his front tooth. Now this would have been cute with a nine year old but with a guy in his late 20’s it was a bit… off. So we, as his clan, his community and his friends did what only we could do…

We threw a Kegger and charged people for their cups…

Being part of a community means we accept everyone in it as they are. Our group consisted of biologist, journalist, anthropoligist, political scientists, communication specialist, pychisicist, geologists, quantimn phycisists, writers, poets, musicians, mathameticians.. We celebrated holidays, including our special Festivus gathering every year), joined each other in different religious activies and made sure everyone was fed, had water, got rides if their cars were not working, studied with each other, and had beer for the weekend.

Warren is an incredible poet and after that night he had the money to get his smile fixed. The cops not only did not bust us, but as soon as they were off for the night, they joined us, though we had to escort one home … It was a fun evening, oh and the pancakes and brownies ROCKED, especially after everyone learned the trick to preparing the butter… *wink*

There are more photos, more events which are probably more appropriate but.. wait who is to say what is appropriate. It is not always a serious moment, and even though every time Warren smiled it hurt, we all not only had a good time, but we were there for each other, even the drunk cop. So, enjoy and never pass up being part of a community!

TOMORROW – August 19How do I share happiness? This will be a fun post to construct and share. Tomorrow I also am doing a cover reveal for a friend. Fate is weaving a tight and beautifully wrought tapestry this week! I am sharing her happiness with you, and in turn making myself happy! It is a great thing!

Did you take a photo that captured the feeling of community? Share the link and short story on it!

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THE EVIL TREES & My Own Alaskan Cabin Goddess Homicidal Clown Army

Posted by on Aug 15, 2012 in Alaska Living, Crazy Derailment, Humor, Nerd Lovin', Photos | 4 comments

About 10 days ago I was scratched by a tree branch and ended up getting a staff infection from it. I  mentioned off hand to my friend Sue Mant that I had evil trees. I was also at the time sharing how lovely my fiance was for cheering me up by wearing a clown nose that my other lovely friend Jessica of Jess Resides Here sent me. Now, the other funny thing is that I had mentioned a ummm oh just something funny about clowns, and a dream and whatnot to Jess and she never forgot it. So, she wished me happy clown sex, but I was so angry and still feeling so sick all I could think of was building an army of clowns. If you have been to my Facebook page lately you will have seen two of these images.  This has been a rough week, and this was the just the first of many surprises. Since I am participating in Pavarti Tyler’s Celebrating Community Bog Hop, but I will be posting my initial introduction to that later. Right now I want to share with you this hilarious short and the  Alaskan Cabin Goddess Homicidal Clown Army.

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The Mancode: Exposed by Rachel Thompson

Posted by on Aug 12, 2012 in Authors, Blog Talk Radio, Books, Giveaways & Contests, Humor, Indie Projects & Promotions, Reviews | 0 comments

I am kicking back today with a Cabin Goddess Bacon Bloody Mary, a bag of Lindt Truffles & the ManBeast tethered to his gaming console to give me time to read in peace. I recently featured three great ladies in their Dog Days of Summer Sale and featured both Ann Charles, Terri Giuliano Long as well as Rachel Thompson, (to follow).  I had a blast on the radio show with them and really am glad I know these three great ladies.

*swirling my drink with a green bean wrapped in crisp bacon* I ended up getting a lovely flu and decided that vodka, bacon and a nice plateful of home-fries will be the cure that ails me this morning. Later I will be found hiding with my Kindle giggling as I spend at least an hour reading selections from The Mancode: Exposed  while sitting on my pity pot!

This is one of those great books you can pick up and turn to a page and just start reading. It is full of a great collection of essays and is one I think we all need to have in our arsenal! I keep coming across things that make me laugh so hard enough I start snorting, and if anyone has talked to me live, once I start snorting there is no stopping me! SO check out my post HERE and grab Rachel’s book or any and all of the THREE books by THREE fabulous ladies. You may have missed the sale, but that does not mean I won’t be yodeling from the top of the mountain tops to state “BUY THESE BOOKS!”

(Make sure you check out The Indie Exchanges Blog Talk Radio SHOW SPECIAL Spreecast on Rachel’s channel. OMG it was the Charlies Angels on Literary Crack for the WIN! I will embed the shows below but now? Let’s talk about snark!)

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Nearly Departed In Deadwood by Anne Charles

Posted by on Aug 11, 2012 in Authors, Books, Giveaways & Contests, Humor, Indie Projects & Promotions, Reviews | 2 comments

Ann Charles, along with Terri Giuliano Long and Rachel Thompson have teamed up to bring you one HECK of a great summer deal to beat the DOG DAYS OF SUMMER!!  

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Posted by on Jul 15, 2012 in Bacon, Cabin Cooking, Humor, Photos | 4 comments

At least that is what came of the #SundayShorts Read-a-long creation from my grill this past Saturday morning.  I innocently was posting via instagram my food and snacks to add a little typical Cabin Goddess flavor to what is probably going to become a new once a month read-a-long of Novella and had a lot of fun. Heck any excuse to eat bacon and I am ALL over that like white on rice, or the char piece of BBQ’ed bacon in the morning! I had already made enough Bacon Popcorn for three lunch sack size snacks. I figured with a novella all I would need is snacks and one main dish, and I was right!

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