Jones County Teen Now A Published Author

By: April Davis/ Brittany Gunter
By: April Davis/ Brittany Gunter

Getting a book published is an accomplishment that not many adults achieve, but a 17-year-old high school student from the east can now say she has done just that.

D'Aja Fulmore is a senior at Jones Senior High School. She graduates in the spring with a 4.51 GPA and is heading to college, but she says just like many teens she's had struggles and obstacles that she's had to overcome.

She decided to take her past journal entries and write a motivational autobiography. The 70 page book titled "Here I Am" has been picked up by a local publisher and will be available February 24th. Fulmore says she hopes teens will be able relate to the book and learn from it.

"I feel like as a teenager we are faced with so many things that so many people don't know about and with me it was like I was just going to release all of that and maybe inspire someone else to do the same." said Fulmore.

Fulmore hopes to one day be a motivational speaker. The book is $12.50, you can order it on Amazon.com or check out Fulmore's Facebook page for more information.


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  • by Roddo Location: Jamesville on Feb 12, 2012 at 03:06 PM
    While it commendable that she spend her energy in such a positive fashion, it's ridiculous to give rave reviews to a book that none of the you have read. Perhaps it's good, perhaps not. Nothing wrong with a little free advertising though!
  • by Roddo Location: Jamesville on Feb 12, 2012 at 03:06 PM
    While it commendable that she spend her energy in such a positive fashion, it's ridiculous to give rave reviews to a book that none of the you have read. Perhaps it's good, perhaps not. Nothing wrong with a little free advertising though!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 12, 2012 at 03:59 AM
    This is a good story, but WITN needs to have a little integrity. It's a self-published book meaning she paid to have it published. The publisher will publish anything if you pay for it. Hopefully, her book will sell well and she will get an agent and big publisher, but as this story is written, it's misleading and poor journalism. A quick look at Jasher Press will show that it's a self-publishing company.
  • by Katie Andrews Location: Raleigh on Feb 11, 2012 at 09:13 PM
    Opticles can make you have tough skin that help you get through so much. Baby you are just another great something to come out of JONES COUNTY. Proud of you.
  • by SANDRA B WARD Location: TRENTON, NC on Feb 11, 2012 at 08:15 PM
    Congratulations D'Aja!!!!!!! Proud of you and keep up the good work. God has given you a talent so use it. There are gonna be bad comments, so, just thrive on that.
  • by T Maxx Location: G-vegas on Feb 11, 2012 at 07:57 PM
    I wish you the best lady and outstanding job with your book, I am sure it will help a lot of people.
  • by me Location: Bayboro on Feb 11, 2012 at 07:05 PM
    There should be hundreds of good comments here for something so good. Why just comment of the bad things?
  • by Toni on Feb 11, 2012 at 06:41 PM
    Congratulations D'Aja! That is so wonderful. I'm 28 now but my adolescent and teen years were the worse as far as problems at home and peer pressure, or bullying. I have only thought about writing anything about it, but I believe that your story and your book will minister to so many teens. I will absolutely be buying one to read and more to give away I'm sure. Again congratulations!!
  • by Terri on Feb 11, 2012 at 05:52 PM
    Congratulations! A wonderful accomplishment!
  • by D'Aja Fulmore Location: Trenton, NC on Feb 11, 2012 at 05:45 PM
    Thanks for the positive and negative comments! God bless you all. It is just the beginning! <3
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