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I'm currently writing a novel, the first book in a trilogy is already published over at Kindle. Its fun, and I'm having a great summer. A friend told me about this when I worked in the Grand Tetons last May. I've already uploaded my other books and made money.


But, I'm thinking about Alaska now. I think its all Aggies fault.


I know several who are having a blast in Alaska, Anne, are you out there? My main question is housing. Found out I am a very light sleeper. I don't like snoring. Or people leaving the big light on all night. Or room mates cranking the heat up to 90 degrees. Or guys coming over to visit when I'm in my "jammies". Or phone calls (loud cell conversations) all night, randomly.


Its all about getting a good nights sleep, I work hard, I play hard.

If anyone can steer me in the right direction, I don't want to waste time putting in applications or persuing anything where the housing will not work. I don't want to waste HR time interviewing me when the housing isn't going to work.


Yellowstone was good. Zion was good. I'm not so fussy!


Just throwing this out there to the masses, looking for ideas.


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Comment by Franklin on November 29, 2011 at 6:39pm

Look into Camp Denali/North Face Lodge and Alaska wildland adventures. Very remote, great staff and no cell phones.

Comment by Carol on October 4, 2011 at 1:38pm
Thanks, Akscootr, sounds great!
Comment by akscootr on October 3, 2011 at 6:37pm

Yah... you can camp. I have on the Homer Spit and in Denali...  it is really cool. and cheap  ;)


Comment by Carol on September 23, 2011 at 8:26pm

Thanks Rick, thats a great idea.

I found that HR is ususally very nice, and supportive. Somehow, though, this last go around, the housing manager trumped all, she had all sorts of excuses, "rules", and favortism. Private emails between them(HR and Housing) were non condusive to a sucessful summer.

Live and Learn. I just want to avoid this waste of time again. 


Comment by Rick Peterson on September 23, 2011 at 12:47pm

I would tell the HR managers about your sleeping requirements. Odds are they will have a returning employee that they know is a good roommate in the sleep department that they could partner you up with.


Comment by Carol on September 21, 2011 at 10:56am

Do employers let you camp? I have a great 4 season tent, big enough for a cot, etc. I'm such a light sleeper, I like people, thats not the problem!


I probably will end up touristing in Alaska.

Comment by akscootr on September 20, 2011 at 9:47pm
If all else fails...a cheap mini-van with an inflatable mattress and sleeping bag works wonders. Even in winter....   ;)~   how are you doing Carol?....   I'm baaaaaackk....
Comment by Carol on September 13, 2011 at 9:55am

Thing about these e-books, Aggie, if its free online, you can't sell it at Kindle, my understanding, anyways. All my content is owned by me, and not free at any other site. A person can read all the rules by visiting the site at


best wishes

Comment by Carol on September 13, 2011 at 9:53am

The easiest way to find out about the three books (two non fiction, and one is the first book in a trilogy) is to visit my blog  On the right hand side is the links, and I've written about the experience of diving headlong into my fictional work. I never Knew! Sorta got to pinch myself to remember its fiction. Click on the book link, it will take you to the online page, with more information.  Kari, write me

an email if you are serious. Right now I'm deep into book two of this fictional work. 



Anneliese, thanks for the ideas, they sound viable. I hate sounding so fussy, I can do no running water, bathrooms down the hall, less than fancy rooms, a couple blocks walk to work. But the nice quiet dark room is essential. And, a sense of privacy would be really sweet as well.


I think part of the problem, which I told HR, is that the dorms didn't have a general lounge in each dorm so that if you couldn't sleep, you had a place to go. In Yellowstone each dorm has a lounge, so you could walk down in your jammies, and read.


Thanks everyone!

Comment by aggie71 on September 13, 2011 at 7:39am
Kari .... A CW guide book for seasonal employment would be sensational ..... go for it!  As you know, there are lots of hidden gems on this web site :-)  Include some of the great quotes and stories too!  Maybe even the great pics (with permission of course).

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