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Extra Text…Rah!!

Just an “I’m thrilled” post particular to the Santa Barbara community. My very first newspaper article (hardcopy) has been published!! In the Mesa Paper which you can pick up on the–you guessed it–Mesa!! Titled: Fit Bit (I think) it’s an article about getting clothes in your size…pshaw! NOT! It is an article about physical fitness since I earned a certification as a fitness instructor last December through NCAA accredited National Academy of Sports Medicine. It means I can say: “gloots” and “abzzzz” with a certain authority and flair lay (about) people can’t. Money well spent!!


Anyway. I am…how you say?…on cloud 9. Doing reps, to reach Cloud 10, I hope the local peeps that read this blog go and pick one up, and possibly frame the article in a tastefully matted frame. And while I jest–it’s my nature–I am really, really, really…hum, did I mention REALLY?…as pleased as a punchy headline.

as the Crow Buys….

Hey-lo Blog Peeps. Just wanted to avail you of the link to latest publication: PMS Diatribe, featured in Blue Crow Journal, issue # 4. A short story with a humorous bent, it keeps company with several other fine artists’ works. I appreciate anyone who buys it. M-W-A-H.


Karen Robiscoe dba CHARRONs CHATTER

Sweet Words


A quick SO to Silver Birch Press, an awesome Los Angeles based publishing firm dba the Candy Man right here on WP! Breaking from bookery to publish a host of themed poetry under the banner: My Sweet Word, please chase after this ice cream truck to the following link (already chasing the ice cream truck) to define and refine those sugar cravings you have for luscious lines that laud the incredible edibles. Featuring authors from all over the map and menu, this eye candy is sure to fill you up without putting on pounds, and you might—just might—find a poem I wrote posted there, as well. Click to follow this fine press, and thanks again to Silver Birch for the great idea, and including my poem: With Sugar on Top among the fine assortment of tasty t’reads….

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check Me…wooOOOooo

It’s been a while since I’ve updated the blog-O-sphere as to my pending publication (shenanigans) so I thought to drop a brief blog–a bloggette, if you will–as to the printed word.

Coming Soon to line bird cages everywhere is the poem (previously noted, but dropping this fair month of September) Talking Shop, published by Main Street Rag, a fine print and digital journal located in the heart of the suburbs. Also coming out this month is poem: wUndergrund published by collegiate journal: Sand Canyon Review.

Accepted–for who it is–is short story: Dr. Hamfist by the interestingly titled: Peachfish Journal, a peachy print and digital publication due out within 2-3 months from this post date. (kinda like a check) A rollicking look at root canals, and oxymorons, I’ll give a nitrous blast when this short is available for purchase.

Accepted by print/digital Checkmate journal is a whopping series of poems–7–which makes me seriously happy. You might say I am in 7th heaven…or at least on Cloud #7. A linked sequence titled: Chessing Game, I will leave it up to your imagination what premise this poetry covers…er…mateys.

Accepted by journal: Blue Crow is my short story titled: PMS Diatribe. The lesser known cousin of the v-Jay-Jay Monologues, this is sure to go well with bonbons, bitch-bitch, and any number of tabloid magazines. Better still, that latter can join the former as the aforementioned bird cage liner! A win-win (win) for all around, and a pending event I will update as the mood strikes me. (Sure to be emotionally charged)

At any rate, so is the lay of the land from my corner of the sphere, and please check back now and again to make sure you don’t miss further update-ery. Happy weekend of Labor, kidZ, and color me outtie.

imFamous now

Hey kids, it’s that time again. Yep. Time for late night shenanigans…witchin’ hour hijinks…Cinderelly’s curfew, and then some: it’s Midnight Circus (o’clock). Time to getcher golden ticket, which is code for: getcher good ole’ journal, since it’s in this very journal; “A New Home” volume #8, that you’ll find a coupla’ poy·ms of mine—a twofer alla way—and other words by authors both obscure and notorious. Falling neatly in the middle of this spectrum is M-W-A-H << the propah way to spell “me” in French and leave the reader with a warm fuzzy feeling>> and speaking for M-W-A-H, I’d appreciate the support.

Kiss-kiss, and click-click on over to Amazon to pick up:

Midnight Circus:

A New Home vol. #8

midnight circus


And if you’re feeling especially well-heeled, click 3x to pick up an advance copy of Main Street Rag’s car anthology: “Coming Off the Line” available in…uh…advance, at this lovely area of the web.

Main Street Rag:

Coming Off the Line

Main Street Rag


An anthology featuring donuts, treadmarks, and the occasional rim, this rag features uh-nother poy·m of mine, as well as still more authors in the obscure to notorious range. In this lovely magazine, you’ll find lots and lots of words about cars, none of which tell you the proper tire pressure of your vehicle, but I still feel certain you’ll want to own this manual, and stash it in the glovebox to peruse in between texts and hi-speed cornering.


Thank you.

Buy Karen

Hello, kidrows…rows of kids…blogg-ettes & blogg-ers…punchers of keys, clocks, and drinX…

Just a note to encourage one and all to swing by Meat for Tea–A Valley Review, wherein a recent publication of mine is–ahh–publicated. Yes, in PDF, print, and pretty colors, my essay:

Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door is available for purchase and bird cage liner right at this very moment!

What? You still here?  G’wan then…have a click over and check out this awesomely named journal with discerning taste–I mean–they use meat for tea, don’t they?

(they do)

All jestin’ aside. Your support is much appreciated, as writing levees an unseen toll on a writer that goes far beyond the cost of ink cartridges.

(The number#2 pencils, alone!)


click to surf over.

And here’s the link to latest publication: PMS Diatribe, featured in Blue Crow Journal, issue # 4. A short story with a humorous bent, it keeps company with several other fine artists’ works. I appreciate anyone who buys it. M-W-A-H.


Karen Robiscoe dba CHARRONs CHATTER

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