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Transcript of Nicholas Sparks
About Nicholas Sparks
Nicholas Charles Sparks was born on December 31, 1965, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Patrick Michael Sparks, a professor of business, and Jill Emma Marie Sparks an optometrist's assistant.
He attended university in Indiana at the University of Notre Dame, which had offered him a full track scholarship. In 1985, during his freshman year he got a tendon injury and he was forced to take time off track to recover and that's one of the first times he realized he loved to write.
Books Into Movies
Eight of his novels that he wrote have been turned into movies and they were all some of his novels that were on the best sellers list.
Movies That Are Films
Message in a Bottle (February 12, 1999)
A Walk to Remember (January 25, 2002)
The Notebook (June 25, 2004)
Nights in Rodanthe (September 26, 2008)
Dear John (February 5, 2010)
The Last Song (March 31, 2010)
The Lucky One (April 20, 2012)
Safe Haven (February 14, 2013)
The Best of Me (2014)
The Longest Ride (February 2015)
Does he only write?
Nicholas Sparks supported his old university with a $1.5 million scholarship, and an internship fund for the creative writing department. He is also still involved in track and field because his oldest son competes in the sport and Nicholas Sparks also coaches his sons local high school team.
Where is he now?
Currently Nicholas Spark is living with his wife and five children in North Carolina. He constantly contributes to different charities and schools. He also inspires future writers by funding different scholarships, intern programs and fellowships.
He was inspired by the authors who wrote "Early from the Dance" which are Pat Conroy and David Payne.
Like Pat Conroy, Nicholas Sparks uses his stories to explore themes of life, especially love.
Nicholas Sparks wrote his first novel in 1985 which never got published and another one in 1989, also not published and he also says they never will be published because they are not written well enough. He has written 18 novels as of September 2013 and 8 of them so far have been made into movies.