Interview with Karen Robiscoe

graphic insert 1Every once in a while I feel like doing things differently on this blog. And so I decided to interview Karen Robiscoe, an avid blogger and author I’ve come to know through the WordPress Blog-o-sphere. *looks worriedly toward crashing sounds emanating from the kitchen*

Of course, I wasn’t really expecting to find the lady on my doorstep this morning, but I have to admire her get-up-and-go. She certainly got up and went *winces at the sound of shattering glass * and who knew she even had a passport?

It seems Karen interpreted my invitation quite literally, traveling all the way to Romania, but I suppose that’s a hazard of interviewing the literary minded, at least if you interpret the root of that word liberally. *cranes head nervously toward sound of suddenly barking dog* So, without further ado, let’s meet the lady now!

Karen Robiscoe

Cristian: Welcome, Karen, welcome. How was the flight?

Karen: Fancy.  *sits on couch, and pummels cushions enthusiastically* And a little long. We circled the runway for hours!

Cristian: Blame Twilight for that. Part of the reason I invited you to visit virtually.

Karen: Two bags of peanuts, though.

Cristian: Jet lag is the worst.

Karen: It certainly is. Especially if you use frequent flyer miles. Do you know they actually seat passengers in the cargo area now?

Cristian: *points to splintered frames askew on a fluffed cushion* Are those my glasses?

Karen: I got all kinds of cozy with a giraffe. That’s probably what’s riling your dog.

Cristian: I don’t have a dog.

Karen: You do now. Where’s your guest room?

Cristian: I don’t really have one.

Karen: You don’t mind couching it then, do you? *pounds cushions again, completely shattering frames* I have a bad back.

Cristian: You’re getting off topic. I invited you here to discuss writing.

Karen: Writing? You want to talk about writing? I thought you said “biking.”

Cristian: I want to discuss your blog and pending book release.

Karen: And after all that trouble I went to ship my unicycle. *sighs dramatically*

Cristian: Tell me, Karen, while I still have patience—and readers – what kind of writing do you feature on your blog?

Karen: The pixelated kind, mostly. Are you sure we’re not biking? I noticed some really excellent trails on the way here. Right after I stopped to gather these wild mushrooms. *reaches in bag, and produces some suspicious looking fungus* Want some?

Cristian: I’ll pass, thanks. So you’d characterize your writing by dots per inch?

Karen: Uh-huh. Except for the Post-Its. I get crazy heavy-handed with Post-its. I use yards of the things. I’ve been known to write entire novellas on Post-Its.

Cristian: Speaking of novellas. You have an actual novel pending publication, don’t you? An urban fantasy titled SPIRITED REMIX?

Karen: I do indeed. It details the adventures of a disenfranchised Spirit seeking posthumous redemption.

Cristian: Sounds interesting.

Karen: It is. The guest appearances by Carlin, Hendrix and Einstein help.

Cristian: Definitely an unlikely combination. When will SPIRITED REMIX be released?

Karen: Your guess is as good as mine. Say, what is this stuff?  *grimacing as she finishes the last crumb of Cristian’s breakfast*

Cristian: An Egg McMuffin.

Karen: It tastes so exotic!  So delicate and flaky!

Cristian: That’s the paper wrapper, Karen. *exasperated, and hungry now* And we’re going to have to wrap this up.

Karen: That’s okay. I have a yen to write some poetry just now anyway. Something with teeth! Fangs, possibly…

Cristian: To feature on your blog?

Karen: No. I posted a Non-Tucket before I left, and I like to switch it up. I’ll post the poem after I feature an op-ed about current events.

Cristian: You mean those clever, rhyming riddles you write?

Karen: Only if the news is funny.

Cristian: I meant the ‘Non-Tuckets’. Where did you come up with that term, anyway?

Karen: On my keyboard.

Cristian: Yes, but what does it reference?

Karen: Oh, any number of things, as long as it rhymes. It’s versatile like that.

Cristian: You write idiom-based poetry, too. Would you classify that as a Non-Tucket?

Karen: A rose by another name, eh Cristian? *Karen buries her nose in dish of dried flakes* Mmm, so fragrant. Is this pot pourri indigenous to the area?

Cristian: Those are corn flakes, Karen.  Anything else you’d like to add before we close?

Karen: Bananas?

Cristian: Well, readers, I hope you’ve enjoyed this little get together with Karen as much as I have.

Karen: Can I borrow your car?

Cristian: You can keep up with the author at website: CHARRON’s CHATTER, featuring poetry and philosophies, one-liners, fictions, riddles and more, or better yet, simply ask her for an interview.

charron's chatter


30 comments on “Interview with Karen Robiscoe

  1. Derek says:

    Haha, this is great! I have a smile on my face.

  2. Jacob Bembry says:

    Definitely an entertaining interview.

  3. I’d love to ask for an interview, but I’m afraid of what she’d do to my house.

  4. sultan3017 says:


  5. Brooke says:

    Very different……………….great lady………..good interview

  6. RamisaR says:

    Love this interview!

  7. Madison says:

    Now THAT is public relations. XD I didn’t know that there were other people in the world who wrote like me. *reclines from seated position on chandelier* You see, I’m safe from spiders up here. Hate spiders.

  8. jnjme says:

    so did you let her borrow your car?

  9. M. L. Sexton says:

    This really made my day. I can’t believe she flew all the way out there. Very interesting interview.

  10. Oh! Ha! Ha! Ha! So funny. Well done.

  11. mummyshymz says:

    Lol! This is an entertaining post :)

  12. … lOl I loved the way you wrote it… it felt like I was there the whole time you were interviewing her. Great job :)

  13. ngaire says:

    really entertaining thanks – think she would have problems with our security

  14. Amusing post and interview!

  15. silyoj says:

    Very witty – you have a wonderful style.

  16. charlypriest says:

    I had a laugh, if you´re making more pop-corn invite me over, I like it. Quite a cryptic person to talk to. Stay Frosty.

  17. StillWalks says:

    Very good, enjoyed that :-)

  18. This dialogue feels like home! Thankyou for that gift :)

  19. samokan says:

    Can’t stop reading it.

  20. tokyohamster says:

    Hahaha I love this post! Hilarious. You both seem like characters! Characters I would love to meet and never speak to on topic. :)

  21. xxkultuur says:

    Love love love. My inspiration for the day.

  22. parmis rad says:

    Supremely entertaining and well, kind of unbelievable (as in I have a hunch there is a good dose of fiction in this post ;)

  23. dbubble12 says:

    Good laugh. You really know how to document an interview and capture the person! I can almost see her lurking in my window. Better lock the door…

  24. AriaM says:

    Good job ;) ! I like it because it differs crom other normal Interviews.

  25. likkian says:

    This interview was extremely well transcribed. I could just picture her waltzing in the door and throwing a dog bed on your floor. How funny! :)

  26. Okay…so she ate up your breakfast , but I had a delicious one, reading this.Nice smiley start to the day.:-)

  27. Tipsy Mind says:

    Awesome. Great interview and super lady. :)

  28. simon7banks says:

    Brilliant, surreal conversation.

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