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Nicholas Sparks Poster

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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 31 December 1965Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Nicholas Sparks was born on December 31, 1965 in Omaha, Nebraska. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1988 and is one of the more critically-acclaimed authors of the past 5 years. He is the author of 5 best-selling books, including "The Notebook" and "The Rescue". Four of his books, Message in a Bottle (1999), A Walk to Remember (2002), The Notebook (2004) and Nights in Rodanthe (2008), have been adapted into blockbuster movies. Sparks lives in North Carolina with his wife, 3 sons, and twin daughters.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: William Floyd <wfloyd36@sbcglobal.net>

Spouse (1)

Cathy Cote (22 July 1989 - present) (5 children)

Trade Mark (3)

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

Trivia (16)

Graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1988.
Has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do
Is 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)
Still holds a track & field record at Notre Dame
After receiving his first check for "The Notebook", he went out and bought his wife a new wedding ring
Was selected by "People Magazine" as the 'Sexiest Author'
Was a pharmaceutical sales rep until his writing career took off.
He is a major contributor to the Creative Writing Department at the University of Notre Dame
He recently donated a track to New Bern High School
Most of his novels are set in North or South Carolina.
Each 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.
Father of Miles, Landon, Ryan, Lexie, and Savannah.
Is the middle child of three children. Has an older brother named Micah (Michael) and a younger sister named Dana (Danielle).
His 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.
Volunteer 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]
Working on a new novel called Dear John, which is slated for release in either September or October 2006. [May 2006]

Personal Quotes (1)

[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.

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