|"GHOST MAY HAUNT SOUTH EUGENE HIGH SCHOOL"|
Tuesday, October 28, 1997. Oregon Daily Emerald.
During my freshman year of college, I freelanced for the University of Oregon's student newspaper, the Oregon Daily Emerald. This was the first of three articles I wrote for them, and my favorite one. Ghosts have been an continuing interest of mine since I was a kid, though I've never seen one myself in spite of being in established haunted places.
|"THREE-POINT SHOTS EARN MONEY FOR COACHES VS. CANCER PROGRAM"|
Monday, November 10, 1997. Oregon Daily Emerald.
My second story for the ODE, and one that had the noteworthy distinction of being on the bottom of the front page... under a very controversial story about squirrels starving to death in the campus area that sparked a lot of outrage.
|"BACK TO THE FUTURE... AGAIN"|
March 1998. Oregon Voice.
The Oregon Voice was the student magazine at the UO, and the March 1998 issue happened to be about the 1980s. One of the girls from the dorm I spent first term in -- before moving to the Substance Free hall -- recalled me and my Back to the Future obsession, told one of the gals searching for a story, and suddenly I was the subject of a profile. Rather embarassing but insightful, too, as it was the first time someone interviewed me about me. Very weird experience....
|"'EL NINO' TO HIT THE WILD DUCK"|
Friday, April 3, 1998. Oregon Daily Emerald.
My third and last ODE story. (I got swamped with schoolwork that spring term.) This was my first entertainment-beat story, and since I wanted to be an entertainment reporter, badly, at that time, I was happy.
|"SELF-MADE SEQUELS: FICTION BY FANS (link)|
October 2000. The Oregon Voice.
This would be my big feature article that I did for UO's The Oregon Voice. Truth be told, I didn't write this specifically for the student-run magazine; I actually crafted the story for my magazine article writing class the previous year. Got a good score on it, too. So when I decided to join up with the magazine, it was one of the first things I thought to propose to the editor as a story. I had a lot of fun seeing some of my non-fiction work published that year... until after February, when the magazine that had been going since the early Eighties ground to a halt, due to a lack of student involvement. Meaning a few things I crafted never did see the light of day. Sigh....
For a while, this article and the sidebar at the end of it had a home on BTTF.COM, but the Oregon Voice was no longer going online by the time this issue came out.
|"NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT: AN INTERVIEW WITH KRISTEN SHELEY" (link)|
Monday, November 25, 2002. Future Features #10.
This article is located on the website of Back to the Future: A Trilogy Chronology, run by Keith Gow. It is one of the most creative and detailed websites for the Back to the Future films that I have ever seen. Aside from keeping track of the hundreds of nods and mentions of the films in other mediums, and outlining gobs of details and timelines from the trilogy, Keith also writes some in-depth essays for his "Future Features" column. I was the subject of the tenth article, as I had recently published my first book and had been involved with writing fan fiction for Back to the Future for about ten years. This was my second ever interview and article about myself -- the first was the one for the Oregon Voice -- and it still feels very very weird....
|"INTERVIEW WITH KRISTEN SHELEY" (link)|
Spring 2004 (??). Sgfanfic.org Website.
I did an interview with one of the webmasters of this website, and only recently (Dec 2004) stumbled across it! Ha, typical of me....
|"BETWEEN THE LINES: IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO HEAD OUT TO THE BOOKSTORE FOR SOME GREAT GIFTS"|
Thursday, December 16, 2004. The Sacramento Bee Newspaper.
Not an article as much as a paragraph blurb mention about my second book. I felt honored to get even that much in the largest newspaper in Sacramento, California! (Of course, they botched where I live, but at least the rest of the info is correct!) You gotta scroll down to the bottom of the article; mine is the third mention from the bottom.
|"CELEBRATING TEACHERS: KRISTEN SHELEY"|
February 2005. Grant Today.
I was interviewed for this article in mid-December, shortly before classes let out for the winter holidays. The publication is a district newspaper that is mailed and distributed to the local schools and homes. The second picture makes me look demented and cross-eyed, and I feel mortified simply because press about me simply makes me embarrassed, no matter the circumstances. But overall, a favorable (and factually accurate!) article.