My Small Country Life

Published Works by Karen L. Kirsch

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As a full-time freelance writer with a lifetime involvement in animal and environmental issues my work often profiles ‘out of the mainstream' subjects whose lifestyles or actions enhance relationships with the natural world or minimize negative impacts.

I'm a contributor to Driving Digest, Carriage Driving Magazine (UK), Virginia Sportsman, The Old Farmer's Almanac, Back Home, STORY, the magazine, Draft Horse Journal, Mother Earth News, Rural Heritage Magazine, Small Farmer's Journal, The Chronicle of the Horse, E-Magazine, Country Living, Heavy Horse World (UK), Birds & Blooms, Persimmon Hill, New Mexico, Enchantment, Farm & Dairy, Ohio Farmer, Farm Times, Sawmill & Woodlot and others.

My work has also been published in Country Journal, Harrowsmith Country Life, Acres, Action Line Magazine, Das Zugpferd (GR), Corriente Corresponder, The Sun, Country Traveler, Ohio's Amish Country, Ford Times, The Friendly Exchange, Woods & Water News, American Small Farm, Animal People, Veggie Digest, The Woolly Times, The Cape Breton Connection, Firelands Farmer, The Horseman's Corral, Bee Culture, Mules & More, Broomtail (AU) and many other publications.

As She Lay Dying, a short story about regret  was published in the 2004 Writing the River Anthology.
Here Lies Jack, a short story about a dog that refused to stay buried was awarded 2nd place for prose in Anthology Magazine.

Peaceable Kingdom News & Views was an environmental-theme newsletter which I created and published for two years circulated by subscription only.

I strive for objectivity and to provoke readers to look at life from different perspectives. One such example done in a point-counterpoint format examined allegations by animal rights activists against Sea World of
Ohio. This and another article were excerpted by Sea World of Ohio for inclusion in their public relations literature.

My life is shared with 3 dogs, 6 cats, 2 donkeys and a flock of geriatric free-range chickens. I'm currently at work on
Leaving Fifth Street, a memoir.


Samples of my work can be viewed at the following links:

Nebraska is for the here to download file

Harnessing Hope

Birds & Blooms.

Concord Coach PDF

Farm & Dairy article.

New Mexico Magazine.