Heartfelt and rhythmic, Sasser breathes life onto the page.

-David Joy, author of The Line That Held Us, The Weight of This World, and Where All Light Tends to Go


Born and raised in Metter, Georgia, J.C. Sasser started her professional career at age 12, working as a dishwasher, waitress, and cook at a truck stop off Georgia’s I-16. Over her life, she has worked as an envelope licker, tortoise tagger, lifeguard, Senate page, model, editor, water-polo coach, marine biologist, plant grower, software consultant, and 6-Sigma Black Belt. She is the award winning author of Gradle Bird (Koehler Books 2017) and a contributor to Town Magazine and the anthology, Gather at the River: Twenty-five Authors on Fishing edited by David Joy and Eric Rickstad (Hub City Press 2019). She lives in an old barn on Edisto Island, SC with her husband, Thomas, along with their two sons, T.C. and Robert Esten, two dogs, Cro and Blue Moon June, honeybees, and a flock of frenzied chickens.