Grassy Creek

Grassy Creek

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An excerpt from her book reads "Luke Sparks is a pediatric oncologist determined to find the cure for leukemia. However, this dream is elusive, and he fears he has lost his passion for medicine, his purpose for living, and has failed every patient he has not been able to save. He even contemplates if his own life is worth living. But that thought is thwarted by Joe, the eight-year-old patient he is taking with him for some time away from the cancer treatments, as Luke is returning to his childhood home of Grassy Creek, in the mountain town of Spruce Pine, North Carolina. He is seeking a respite and hopes of rekindling his passion, his purpose, and his life. Back home, Grassy Creek and rain, perhaps healing rain, stir his memory, and he returns to the summer of 1962, when he was fifteen and his dream began."

Jill Burleson is a native North Carolinian. She was raised in Charlotte, but her roots are embedded in Spruce Pine, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and it is here she considers her spiritual home. She began writing in grade school and dreamed of writing a Southern fiction novel based in the mountains. She entered the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with the Amy Charles Writing Scholarship and went on to graduate with a degree in her other passion of nursing, both with a BSN and MSN. She currently works at Duke University Medical Center in the oncology department as a nurse-practitioner for bone marrow and stem cell transplant. It is the melding of these two passions that has led to Grassy Creek, her first novel.