It Starts Like This (Paperback)

a collection of poetry

By Shelby Leigh

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781535597661, 68pp.

Publication Date: December 17, 2016

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A powerful collection of poems about the journey through love, loss, healing, and hope. This book is for anyone who loves deeply, has bad days, and searches for happiness in the world around them. It is for those who have been hurt and have the scars to prove they're still alive.

About the Author

Shelby Leigh is a debut poet from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who recently published her first poetry book. Shelby started a blog in 2015 in which she wrote a poem every day for a year. It Starts Like This is a collection of her favorites. Shelby's work has previously been published in poetry anthologies and online magazines. She is currently working toward a B.A. in communications and professional writing. You can find her at and connect with her on social media: Goodreads, Instagram, and Twitter @shelbysleigh; Tumblr @nothingwithoutwords