2/13 Karen attends Travel South USA in Little Rock, AR, and Memphis, TN, as travel journalist. Finds the voice of tap dancer “George” at Ernestine and Hazel’s. Blog to follow.  Writes Central BBQ Downtown Review (Memphis, TN).

2/13 Karen is invited as journalist to The Adirondack Coast Wine, Cider and Food Festival.

2/13 “Love Don’t Know” lands in the Semi-Finals of International Song Competition!!

2/13 Amelie’s French Bakery goes gaga over my blog piece about their amazing business and sweet people! Reposting, facebook posts, and twitter spin The WordShop Blog stats into the stratosphere! Highest traffic # to date! Thanks, Amelie’s!

1/13 Collaborations in progress for a new BNT logo! Thanks, Michael J. Keesee. You’re a magnificent graphic designer and even nicer guy.

1/16/13 Blog and Pony Show (Karen’s Travel Blog) receives invitation to Adirondacks Wine & Food Festival in Plattsburg, NY. (10/4-6/13).

1/13 The WordShop Blog & Blog and Pony Show (home to Karen’s travel only pieces) receive journalist invitation to Travel South USA! Getting up close and personal with Little Rock, AR, and Memphis, TN in late February!

1/13 Karen represents BNT at the ABA Convention in Charlotte, NC.  Stumbles upon “Amelie’s French Bakery & Cafe” :)

12/4/12 “The Pub Deal” Top 25 Songwriter Finalist. Thanks American Songwriter Magazine, Martin Guitar, and Here’s hoping for Top 5! Thank you, co-writers. I am nothing but a few gnarled words, out of place, out of time, without you!

Fall 2012 – The WordShop Blog (a.k.a. Karen Chronister) is busy writing her master’s thesis!


1/10/13 The WordShop (and Blog and Pony receives invitation to attend Travel South USA as a travel journalist.  Little Rock, AR to Memphis, TN.  (2/17 – 22/13)



1/9-10/13 The WordShop attends ABA Conference in Charlotte, NC. Great show representing BNT client and Lancaster, PA, as a travel destination.  Discovers Amelie’s Coffee Shop and French Bakery. Blog soon!

9/15/12 Karen travels to Philadelphia with BNT with writing buddy Anna Urquhart to see the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit and the Camden Aquarium. Go read about it on the BNT Travel Blog or A Road Taken!

8/12 The WordShop welcomes new marketing client, BNT (Bob Neff Tours)! We are excited to work with this wonderful, two generation, family-owned company!

5/26/12 York Daily Record community blog site invites The WordShop Blog to the community as a featured blog. I love the Susquehanna Valley and helping to build the York, PA, community of bloggers! Thank you for the shout-out! Check out what we’re thinking about in York: 

Karen and Anna Urquhart, writing and travel friend, launch a new blog, A Road Taken, to wax witty about taking your friend on a run toward the horizon!  Or, “A Blog for Travel Warriors.”

4/29/12 Blog Re-post on Travel Bloggers Unite!  “An Underground Coffee House” is a featured post!  Follow this link:

Orchestral Arrangement “Love Don’t Kno

4/28/12 Karen visits New York City with Anna Urquhart and BNT (Bob Neff Tours) to see the Terracotta Warrior exhibit and eat sushi in Times Square. Go read “The Art of Standing Still” on their blog, A Road Taken, about getting lost at leisure and finding small treasures!


4/12 Songwriting News: “Love Don’t Know” (co-written with Jason Cox and Brent Baxter) at Belmont University! Performed with orchestra by  Southbound at the President’s Concert. Follow Karen on The WordShop facebook page and click on “Band” to listen.

4/12 Blog News: Bucket List Publications, with its 17,000 followers and 12,000 daily readers, publishes “Limoncello: A Remedy for Italian Nostalgia” on April 8, 2012!

Tito’s Handmade Vodka facebook page loves their shout-out in “Limoncello: A Remedy for Italian Nostalgia.”

4/12 Songwriting News: Congratulations to Ragdoll, scheduled to open for Little Big Town on April 21, 2012!

Ragdoll, country duo Jason and Lena Cox, cut four songs on their “Love is the Road” album! Karen co-writing credits are: Love Don’t Know, Politics and Religion, Comeback, and My Goodbye.

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