About tara caribou

I’m a simple woman who sometimes gets carried away by my internal thought processing while maintaining my every day. These thoughts pour out in stories and poems, flung across my page. Sometimes these reflections are dark, sometimes they are erotic, always they are a part of me. I write because its always been a part of me. Without it, I would wither and fade. My hope is that these stories and conceptions and visions that I put down will touch souls, spark thought and conversation, and maybe even change a few lives.

Who am I? I was born and raised and currently reside in rural Alaska. I’ve lived in a few other states and even a couple cities but some years ago came back out to the sticks again for peace and solitude once more. I’m in my forties and nothing special to look at but I do have a lot in my head and my heart. I live daily with regret, remorse, grief, and love. I’m pretty sure that describes each and every one of us.

This isn’t my first blog, but it is my first anonymous one where I say whatever it is I want to say with no holds barred. This isn’t my online journal, and a lot of what I pen is fantasy and layered with emotion. I enjoy comments and discussion, so type away, my friends.


Having been in the publishing and writing world for many years, I recently started my own publishing house, Raw Earth Ink, in 2019. I wanted to fill a spot that I wasn’t seeing a lot of in the publishing world. A place where it is less about the publisher making money and more about giving opportunity to indie authors to see their work in print with a high quality product without draining the author dry. One where the publisher works as a team with the author, rather than as the boss. Personally, I’ve never been into material possessions and the search for the almighty dollar, as a neo-hippie and a minimalist, so I wanted to create a place for new authors to be discovered by new readers, without taking a lot of their money.

As such, Raw Earth Ink charges very minimally, just enough to cover the cost of the ISBNs and administrative fees, such as editing, proofing, formatting, graphic design, and advertising.

Currently, I am providing these services:

  • book cover creation
  • logo design
  • business card design
  • book publishing
  • book reviews (limited availability)
  • proofreading
  • editing
  • interior formatting review

You can send me an email at raw.earth.ink@gmail.com to discuss possibilities or find me on Instagram @tara_caribou.

Make sure you stop by my Published Authors page to discover new indie authors and my Published Works page to see books, upcoming books, and current open submissions for anthologies.

Business Review:

Raw Earth Ink, an Alaskan based micro-publisher owned by tara caribou has produced some extremely high caliber works from some outanding international talent. Caribou has a savvy eye when it comes to picking up talent, it’s that simple, and she harnesses those talents magnificently in her publications….

[She] is obsessive, passionate, and precise in her publishing skills and it really shows in her expertise as a publisher, her publications are flawless, high quality and passionately produced. She is an equal-opportunty publisher, giving back to her indie authors and ensuring their voices are elevated by the beautiful publications she creates.

~Candice Louisa Daquin, thefeatheredsleep.com