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Nicholas Sparks

Biography

American passionate author whose novels A Walk TO KEEP IN MIND and The Laptop have both been modified into motion pictures. He published almost twenty books between 1996 and 2013 and in addition worked like a screenwriter and maker. He was his high school’s 1984 valedictorian and received a monitor and field scholarship or grant towards the College or university of Notre Dame. Pursuing his university graduation, he worked well a string of unusual jobs, including agent and waiter. A lot more than six of his books have been converted to movies. He and his two siblings had been created in Nebraska to business teacher Patrick Sparks and homemaker Jill Thoene Sparks. He fulfilled his long term wife, Cathy Cote, in 1988, as well as the few became parents to five kids before separating in early 2015. His book, The Last Music, was adapted right into a film starring Liam Hemsworth.

Quick Facts


Full Name Nicholas Sparks
Date Of Birth December 31, 1965
Place Of Birth Omaha, NE
Profession Novelist
Education University of Notre Dame, Bella Vista High School
Nationality American
Spouse Cathy Sparks
Children Lexie Danielle Sparks, Savannah Marin Sparks, Landon Sparks, Ryan Cote Sparks, Miles Andrew Sparks
Parents Jill Emma Marie Thoene, Patrick Michael Sparks
Siblings Michael Earl Sparks, Danielle Sparks Lewis
Awards Goodreads Choice Awards Best Chick Lit
Nominations Teen Choice Award for Choice Book, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Romance
Movies The Notebook, Safe Haven, The Last Song, The Best of Me, Dear John, The Lucky One, The Choice, The Longest Ride, A Walk to Remember, Nights in Rodanthe, Message in a Bottle
Star Sign Capricorn

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#Fact
1Separated from Cathy Sparks, his wife of 25 years [January 2015].
2Working on a new novel called Dear John, which is slated for release in either September or October 2006. [May 2006]
3Volunteer coaching at New Bern High School and recently coached Karjuan Williams who was national champion in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:49, and coached another runner who ran 1:52. [May 2006]
4His mother died in a horse riding accident when Nicholas was in his mid-twenties. His father died in a car accident when Nicholas was in his early thirties. His sister, Dana, died after many years of battling a brain tumor when she was age 33, Nicholas was age 34.
5Is the middle child of three children. Has an older brother named Micah (Michael) and a younger sister named Dana (Danielle).
6Father of Miles, Landon, Ryan, Lexie, and Savannah.
7Each of his children's names were characters in one of his books. Miles and Ryan (A Bend in the Road), Landon (A Walk to Remember), Lexie (True Believer & At First Sight), Savannah (Dear John). Additionally characters Adrienne and Paul (Nights in Rodanthe) are the names of his in-laws.
8Most of his novels are set in North or South Carolina.
9He recently donated a track to New Bern High School
10He is a major contributor to the Creative Writing Department at the University of Notre Dame
11Was a pharmaceutical sales rep until his writing career took off.
12Was selected by "People Magazine" as the 'Sexiest Author'
13After receiving his first check for "The Notebook", he went out and bought his wife a new wedding ring
14Still holds a track & field record at Notre Dame
15Is one of only two contemporary authors to have a novel spend more than a year on both the New York Times hardcover and paperback best-seller lists (the other author being J.K. Rowling)
16Has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do
17Graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1988.


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Choice2016/Inovel
The Longest Ride2015novella
The Best of Me2014novel
Safe Haven2013/Ibased upon the novel by
The Lucky One2012novel
The Last Song2010book / screenplay
Dear John2010/Inovel
Nights in Rodanthe2008novel
The Notebook2004novel
A Walk to Remember2002novel
Message in a Bottle1999novel

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Choice2016/Iproducer
The Longest Ride2015producer
The Best of Me2014producer
Deliverance Creek2014TV Movie executive producer
Safe Haven2013/Iproducer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Good Morning America2010-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Made in Hollywood2010-2016TV SeriesHimself
The Meredith Vieira Show2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Author, See Me / Himself - Author
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition2013-2015TV SeriesHimself
Weekend Today2015TV SeriesHimself - Author
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2014TV SeriesHimself
Today2014TV SeriesHimself - The Best of Me
Random Pop2013TV SeriesHimself
Steve Harvey2013TV SeriesHimself - Author
Rachael Ray2013TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2010TV SeriesHimself
III nach neun2005TV SeriesHimself
Ireland AM2005TV SeriesHimself
A Simple Story Well Told: Nicholas Sparks Profile2005Video documentary shortHimself
Millennium2004TV SeriesHimself
Taff2003TV SeriesHimself
Total Access 24/72002TV SeriesHimself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Other: Book


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#Quote
1Romance is thinking about your significant other, when you are supposed to be thinking about something else.
2Loving once and only once is possible - anything is possible
3I do not use profanity in my novels. My characters all go to church.
4Writing the last page of the first draft is the most enjoyable moment in writing. It's one of the most enjoyable moments in life, period.
5I don't know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change.
6[on the type of heroes in his novels] I simply create the character your mother told you to be. Be honest, work hard, don't look down on others, women and children in the lifeboats first.

#Trademark
1Stories tend to center around a tragedy
2Characters questioning their Christian belief or faith
3Author of romantic stories where the main characters usually don't experience the typical happy ending

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