Meet Baleigh, an intro to her books, her writing process & progress through time.
My name is Baleigh Shortreed & I am a self-published author, as well as digital content creator. I specialize in contemporary romance, small business nonfiction, poetry, & dark fantasy.
FAQ & FUN FACTS
Who am I?
I am a self-published author, YouTuber, and digital resource creator from Point Pleasant, New Jersey. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Experimental Psychology with a minor in English from the University of South Carolina. I strive to not only put out my creative projects into the world, but also to spread positive messaging about how to live a healthy and authentic life. I also create digital content on how to be a better writer and my own personal experiences.
See what my education looked like.
Degree: Bachelor of Arts College: College of Arts and Sciences USC Columbia
Major: Experimental Psychology | Minor: English
Grammar & Rhetoric
ENGL 101 ENGL 102 | Critical Reading & Comp Rhetoric and Composition
Writing Styles & Conventions
ENGL 360 | Creative Writing
LING 101 | Linguistics I: Intro to Lang
ENGL 463 | Business Writing
ENGL 468 | Digital Writing
PHIL 213 | Communicating Moral Issues
ENGL 287 | American Literature
ENGL 380 | Epic to Romance
ENGL 411 | British Romantic Literature
ENGL 437 | Women Writers
ENGL 431A | Children's Literature
Character Development & Relationships
PSYC 430 | Survey of Social Psychology
PSYC 301 | Psychology of Marriage
How did my writing journey begin?
I began my content creation journey in 2018 with my first book, The Broken: A Collection of Poetry, in July and my first YouTube channel in September of that year. I have since spent the last few years honing my craft by writing draft after draft of various projects during Nanowrimo competitions while in school. I now continue to educate myself about the craft of writing as well as teaching from my own experience, educational background, and personal philosophies. I hope to publishing my next work, All The Colors of Forever by 2025.
What do I write?
While I have many manuscripts started, I currently (as of the last edit of this post) have a poetry chapbook published. Many of my manuscripts include repeating themes on love, death, torture, greif, loss, relationships, communication, magic systems, sci fi, dark fantasy and more. Here is a list of my manuscript names & the types of books I work on regularly.
BROKEN - Chapbook, Poetry, modern poetry
Lucky, Lucky Girl - Small Business, Non-Fiction, Lifestyle, Self-Help
Funny Business - Small Business, Non-Fiction, Memoir
All The Colors of Forever - Fiction, Contemporary Romance
At The End of the Night - Fiction, Contemporary Romance
Don't Go Baking My Heart - Fiction, Contemporary Romance
Hooray for Helping Henry - Children's Fiction, Picture Book
A Court of Rogues Series (Empathy, Indemnity, Serenity, Clemency, Affinity) - Dark, Romance, Sci-Fi
A Game of Mercy - Crime, thriller
Project Love - Fiction, Contemporary Romance
Forever & Always - Fiction, Contemporary Romance
Short Distance - Fiction, Contemporary Romance
A Place Among The Stars - Fiction, Contemporary Romance
The Tale of The King (Series TBD Title) - Dark Fantasy
Untitled Project Mirror - Dark Fantasy
Sonder - Short Stories, Prose
Who Are You? - Contemporary Romance, Soul Mates