Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Eli Jay

Self-publishing authors are a unique and hearty bunch, pushing themselves to their limits to produce great works — with no guarantees. Outskirts Press author Eli Jay is one such writer, gracing young readers with three entertaining and educational books in the Poppy series. We’re looking forward to more from this talented author. This week we feature Eli Jay in our Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.

Eli Jay is the author of Poppy, The Wandering Balloon, Poppy and the Stranger and Poppy and the Fat Puppy. She is also a physician and a native of Washington, DC. It is here that Eli lives with her family and continues to write, produce and illustrate her Poppy adventures. Many of these adventures will live on through a delightful and intriguing children’s series for decades to come. Poppy is an adorable little green balloon, described by many reviewers as the ideal representation of the inner child within each one of us. Poppy is a character who happens to be a source of inspiration, hope and comfort to those big and small. And that is just what he will be to you and your family as you enter his world.

Poppy, The Wandering BalloonPoppy, The Wandering Balloon

Poppy, The Wandering Balloon is the introduction of a new heroic children’s literary character, who will live on through a series of adventures and experiences for years to come. Poppy is a character to whom both children (ages 2 and up) and adults can relate. He is sweet, innocent, cautious, courageous — and adorable. He is sometimes shy and fearful of the cruel cold world outside — just as we all are. But when faced with certain realities and challenges in life, Poppy rises above by cautiously and thoughtfully weighing all possibilities and finding  solutions. Toward the end of his journey, he learns the true meaning of “self” in relation to his peers, as well as his environment. Meet and enjoy Poppy, for he will become your true and best friend for life!

Format: 8.5 x 8.5 color paperback, 33 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Mar 31, 2011)
ISBN10: 1432768557
ISBN13: 9781432768553
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General

Poppy and the StrangerPoppy and the Stranger

Introduced in Poppy, The Wandering Balloon, Poppy floats off again on another adventure. This time, Poppy faces a dark stranger under the moonlight. In an effort to evade the this mysterious being, Poppy drifts his way through the woods, meeting old forest friends and making new ones along the way. But it’s only Lyndon the Bear who can help Poppy find a real solution to the fear of rejection and gain the courage to be himself. Find out what else Poppy learns in this epic journey.


Format: 8.5 x 8.5 color paperback, 41 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 07, 2012)
ISBN10: 1432797522
ISBN13: 9781432797522
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General

Poppy and the Fat PuppyPoppy and the Fat Puppy

Our adorable little green balloon is back to the rescue! While continuing his educational adventures, Poppy the Wandering Balloon meets a homeless and depressed fat puppy in the park. Distraught by the puppy’s sadness, Poppy helps his new friend in need. Together, they embark on a journey of getting healthy, fit, and having some good old-fashioned fun! Poppy would love to adopt the puppy as his own. But only Dr. Helpman, the local vet, has a real solution to help aid Poppy in his dilemma to save the fat puppy from a sad and lonely existence. Find out how Poppy saves this remarkable puppy, and how you can help save a stranded puppy of your own!

Format: 8.5 x 8.5 color paperback, 39 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Aug 30, 2013)
ISBN10: 1478700033
ISBN13: 9781478700036
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General

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