Danielle Sparks is the best selling author Nicholas Sparks' sister. She died of cancer on June, 2000.
Inspiration in writing A Walk to RememberEdit
The novel was inspired by Sparks' sister, Dannielle Sparks. Although the story is largely fictional, certain parts were based on real experiences. For example, his sister, just like Jamie, was never popular at school and always wore an ugly sweater. And just like Jamie, she always carried the Bible around with her every where she went. And just like Landon and Jamie, never in a thousand years did anyone think he would ever deeply fall head-over-heels for her. His sister's husband proposed marriage to her despite her sickness. After her death, Sparks said in the eulogy: .".. I suppose I wrote this novel not only so that you could get to know my sister, but so that you would know what a wonderful thing it was that her husband once did for her."