WSU student published first book this summer
David Alexander Jones started writing the early versions of his book series, “The Memoirs of Elikai,” when he was 8 years old.
“When I was younger, I was obsessed with fantasy, like ‘Sailor Moon,’ ‘Power Rangers,’ ‘Dragon Ball Z,’ and I always wanted to create my own story,” he said. “I wanted to be able to express what those shows meant to me, and so I started forming it.”
Now 26, Jones, a junior at Washington State University, has taken what he said started as essentially fan fiction and created the bones of an eight-book series. “The Memoirs of Elikai” is a young adult fantasy series, following the life of Danny Elikai as he’s faced with the decision between his free will or letting destiny take the reins. The first book in the series, “Children of the Solstice,” was published in June.
Jones said juggling being a student and a writer was difficult, as he knows he must maintain a good grade point average to be a candidate for the master’s program he wishes to enter. Jones is studying English at WSU, and he plans to pursue a master’s in library sciences and technology.