No, but he does live in NC not far away from Beaufort. Most of the movie was filmed in nearby Wilmington NC and that was only a few hours drive away from his home.
In the book, Rev. Sullivan is a Southern Baptist minister.
Dramatic Fiction/ Love Story
It is appropriate for children twelve and up.
“A Walk to Remember” was picked up by the Christian Book Club, Crossings, as well as Scholastic. It was also a NY times best seller. It is required reading in classes in hundreds of schools around the country.
“The beauty, power and innocence of first love.” — Nicholas Sparks
The story in the novel is set during the 1958-59 school year
“A Walk to Remember” was written in the summer of 1998. Film rights were sold in December, 1998, and the novel was published in the fall of 1999. It spent nearly six months on the best-seller list in hardcover, and an additional four months on the paperback best-seller list.
The setting of the novel is Beaufort, North Carolina. (Pronounced BOFURT, not BUFORT, which is a town in South Carolina. )
“A Walk to Remember” is approximately 45,000 words and 240 pages (paperback)