Some of the best work comes from authors who had longed to read stories when they were younger that were never written, so they they write them themselves. This is what has happened with indigenous author Angeline Boulley.
She wrote the bestseller Firekeeper’s Daughter which released in March 2021, and it’s already on the way to Netflix under President and First Lady Obama’s production company Higher Ground Productions.
So what is this story about? It’s a young adult story following a young girl of Obijwe named Daunis Fontaine who was never in the popular crowd who is forced to forego college to care for her ailing mother, and her only outlet is a young man named Jamie. However, things take a turn for the mysterious when she witnesses a murder and she ends up going undercover to discover the truth behind it all…and does it have to do with Jamie… because she senses she is hiding something?
It took Angeline Boulley ten years to write Firekeeper’s Daugher, and she is 55 years old. It goes to show anyone to never stop working toward your writing goals. Put out the story.