By Cody Long, Staff Writer
West Liberty University (WLU) senior Jeremy Eloi, Weirton native, has self-published two books that are currently sold through online sources, including Amazon.com.
He is in the process of writing his third book.
Eloi recently self-published a book of poetry entitled “Pessimist Diary.”
It is “A collection of poems from the pessimistic view of life,” Eloi said it, “deals with the cosmic galaxy and the essence of the human soul.”
Eloi has also written and published a novel entitled “Dakota,” which he got the necessary push to write from ABC’s “Castle,” where a writer lives an adventurous life assisting police officers.
“Dakota was just a regular girl whose life gets turned upside down when she receives an offer that would change her life forever. For what started out as harmless experiments, things quickly tuned out of control.
“It is not until Dakota meets private investigator Richard Kings that things start to turn better. Yet, all things are not what they appear to be as what is a simple case turns into a fight for survival.”
“I sent the book to publishers, but didn’t hear anything back,” Eloi said. “ I felt a great sense of accomplishment about writing it, but always felt that it could go farther.”
Eloi said he then heard about Createspace.com, a company from Amazon.com that allows self-publication and marketing of books.
“Some of the challenges about being an author is keeping yourself motivated and to stay on one project at a time,” Eloi said after having difficulties with dyslexia and highs and lows in writing the year-long project of “Dakota.”
Jeremy Eloi received his Associates Degree from West Virginia Northern Community College, in Weirton, W.Va. He has loved reading and writing his entire life. He was published in his high school literary magazine, “ Getting ‘Elders’ (the title of his poem) published in the magazine was the day that really cemented me into writing.”
Eloi now studies Social Studies Secondary Education at WLU.
“I think WLU helped me to make the decision to self publish my book,” Eloi said.
“I was able to talk to other writers and other people and get their opinion. WLU is a great place.”
“I would like to say to anybody thinking about writing a book or anything else to just follow your heart.
“Keep motivated and write what you want to write. Keep it up and I hope that one day your writing dreams come true.”
“The Pessimist Diary” and “Dakota” can be found on Amazon.com or Createspace.com.