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Transcript of Nicholas Sparks
Today Early Years Writing Career What do these books
have in common? Nicholas Charles Sparks Born on December 31, 1965 in Omaha, Nebraska
Married to Catherine Cote
Has 5 children: Miles, Ryan, Landon, Lexie & Savannah
Was brought up as a Roman Catholic
Background: German, Czech, English & Irish
Currently lives in New Bern, North Carolina Parents: Patrick Michael Sparks and Jill Emma Marie Thoene
Siblings: Michael Earl Sparks and Danielle Sparks Lewis
Bella Vista High School
University of Notre Dame.
In 1988, Sparks graduated with honors and also met his future wife, Catherine Cote. Provides $1.5 million scholarship.
Internship fund for the creative writing department.
Coaches his local high school track and field team.
USA Track and Field Foundation's board of directors.
Nicholas Sparks Foundation. “Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful or conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and it is not resentful.” “The scariest thing about distance is that you don’t know whether they’ll miss you or forget you.” 80 million copies of the books
The Passing and The Royal Murders
Waiter, real estate appraiser, and pharmaceutical salesman
New Year's Eve
School record in the track team
Danielle Sparks was the inspiration for Jamie Sullivan's character.
Black belt in Tae Kwon Do Random Facts “In the blink of an eye, something happens by chance - when you least expect it - sets you on a course that you never planned, into a future you never imagined.” 1999 1994 2006 2008 2009 Which actors portrayed these characters? a) Noah
b) Landon Carter
c) Logan Thibault 1) Zac Efron
2) Ryan Gosling
3) Shane West Which actress portrayed these characters? a) Allie Hamilton
b) Ronnie Miller
c) Savannah Curtis 1) Miley Cyrus
2) Amanda Seyfried
3) Rachel McAdams Achilles tendon
After his failed attempts of publishing his first books, he turned to other jobs.
The following novels he wrote became an international bestsellers and were also successful on the big screen such as The Notebook, A Walk To Remember and The Lucky One. “You have to promise you won't fall in love with me.” “The most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people.” “Sometimes we need to be apart to understand just how much we truly love each other .”