About Me

Shelby Ann

Blogger and Writer

I created Investigative Geek to inspire personal growth through literature. As humans, we are constantly growing and, with literature, we can grow together.

ABOUT

Shelby Ann holds a Bachelor’s in English Language and Literature with a minor in Creative Writing from Central Washington University and is passionate about creating compelling blog postings, and writing in a wide range of genres. Her writing can be seen in several literary journals along with her own published works.

She currently manages a university coffee stand full-time and studies graphic design school part-time.

Originally from a small town in central Washington, she now lives in Portland, Oregon with her partner, their black cat, and their bearded dragon. She loves reading fantasy, exploring the great Pacific Northwest, and binge-watching anime.

GET IN TOUCH

Shelby is always available for side collaborations, freelance opportunities, and online consultations. If you want to chat about writing, books, anime, or anything else, don’t hesitate in reaching out.

Shelby offers help with editing writing to prepare for any form of publication, along with personal guidance during any step with your literary work. Whether you are preparing a poem for a literary journal, formatting a novel query, or even writing an essay for a scholarship, Shelby is prepared to guide you through the literary process and work with you to create the best possible material.

SPEAKING

Before and After: Poems and Prose on Change, 2021
CWU Lion Rock Series
Ellensburg, WA

Healing Spaces: Poems and Prose for Social, Racial, and Environmental Justice
CWU Lion Rock Series
Ellensburg, WA

NOTABLE PUBLICATIONS:

Night of Awakening: Strength and Empowerment in the Young Adult Fiction Genre
Undergraduate Honors Theses
Spring 2021

Post-You
Poetry Collection
April 2020

LITERARY PUBLICATIONS:

How To Stay Positive
Wingless Dreamer
August 19, 2021

Best Friends Come and Go – Sometimes One Stays
Handbasket Zine
August 2021

Broken Woman
The 2021 Shrub-Steppe Poetry Journal
May 2021

Broken Woman
Manastash: Volume 31
March 2021

Give Me Back/Take Away
Manastash: Volume 31
March 2021

The Upside Down
Manastash: Volume 30
April 2020

Unbalanced Tiers of Yesteryear
Manastash: Volume 30
April 2020