Nicholas Sparks Birthday (December 31st)

Nicholas Sparks Birthday (December 31st)

Nicholas Sparks

Nicholas Charles Sparks a globally bestselling American writer was born on 31st December, 1965 on New Year's Eve in Omaha, Nebraska. Sparks writes stories with thesis that comprise love, fate, tragedy and Christianity. Sparks has published 14 novels. Nicholas Sparks lives in New Bern, North Carolina, with his wife Cathy and their five kids.

Biography of Nicholas Sparks

Sparks was the son of Patrick Michael Sparks, a lecturer, and Jill Emma Marie Sparks, an optometrist's assistant and a homemaker. He has a late sister, Danielle "Dana" Sparks (1966-2000). Nicholas Sparks has a living sibling, Brother Michael Earl “Micah” Sparks. He was lifted as the Roman Catholic. He is of Czech, Irish, English and German ancestry.Till the age of 8, Sparks lived in Minnesota, Los Angeles, and Grand Island, Nebraska.

In 1974, Nicholas Sparks family shifted in Fair Oaks, California. Through Sparks’ high school career, they remained there. Sparks completed his graduation in 1984 as valedictorian from the Bella Vista High School. Nicholas Sparks went directly to college, having achieved an occupied track and field scholarship from the University of Notre Dame. During his first semester in 1985, Sparks’ communicate group set the still-standing school records for 4 x 800 meter transmit. Sparks completed his course in Business Finance and also graduated with high honors in 1988.

Throughout spring break in 1988, Nicholas Sparks met his beloved, Cathy Cole. And they wedded in July 1989. They shifted to Sacramento, California. And having been discarded through law schools and publishers, Sparks decided to attempt his hand in diverse careers e.g. selling dental products by phone, waiting tables, real estate appraisal and opening his personal manufacturing business. And in the year of 1992, Nicholas Sparks started selling pharmaceuticals. In 1993 Sparks was moved to New Bern, North Carolina. In his extra time, Sparks write his initial published novel, The Notebook.

Presently Sparks and his wife are living in New Bern with their 3 sons, Landon, Ryan Cote, and Miles Andrew and their twin daughters, Savannah Marin and Lexie Danielle. Recently he contributed a track to New Bern High School and donates to national and local charities. Sparks donates to Creative Writing Program (MFA) at University of Notre Dame through annual fellowships, internships and funding scholarships. Sparks and his wife contributed $10 million to begin a Christian private school that highlights voyage for its students and teaches progression.

Writing career of Nicholas Sparks

In the year of 1985, Nicholas Sparks penned his primary novel, The Passing of Wind. But it never published. And in the year of 1989, Sparks wrote his IInd novel, The Royal Murders. It also unpublished. In 1994, after 6 months, Nicholas Sparks penned his primary published novel, The Notebook. Sparks was discovered through literary manager Theresa Park, who chose The Notebook out of slush pile of agency. This novel was liked it. In October 1995, Theresa held $1million advance for The Notebook from the Time Warner Book Group. And this novel was published in October 1996.

Following his initial publishing accomplishment, Sparks wrote a series of global bestsellers. 4 of his narratives have been formed into movies: Message in a Bottle (1999), A Walk to Remember (2002), The Notebook (2004), and Nights in Rodanthe. In March 2006, each film has grossed:

  • Message in a Bottle, more than $118 million
  • A Walk to Remember, more than $47 million
  • The Notebook, more than $115 million

In the year of 1990, Nicholas Sparks co-wrote with Billy Mills Self-Understanding and Wokini: A Lakota Journey to Happiness, the novel was published through Hay House Books, Random House, and Feather Publishing.

He has written unsold script version of his script The Guardian. Sparks has sold screenplay editions of At First Sight and True Believer.Nicholas Sparks words and work is frequently quoted, one admired quote being, "It's the first impression that will either open a door or close it."

Nicholas Sparks Works

  • The Notebook (October 1996) ISBN 0-446-52080-2
  • Message in a Bottle (April 1998) ISBN 0-446-52356-9
  • A Walk to Remember (October 1999) ISBN 0-446-52553-7
  • The Rescue (September 2000) ISBN 0-446-52550-2
  • A Bend in the Road (September 2001) ISBN 0-446-52778-5
  • Nights in Rodanthe (September 2002) ISBN 0-446-53133-2
  • The Guardian (April 2003) ISBN 0-446-52779-3
  • The Wedding (September 2003) ISBN 0-446-53245-2
  • Three Weeks with my Brother (April 2004) ISBN 0-446-53244-4. A factual account of touring with his brother following the men lost both parents and their sister in a rapid progression of tragedies.
  • At First Sight (October 2005) ISBN 0-446-53242-8
  • True Believer (April 2005) ISBN 0-446-53243-6
  • Dear John (October 2006) ISBN 0-446-52805-6
  • The Choice (September 2007) ISBN 0-446-57992-0
  • The Lucky One (October 2008)

Quote

“I learned what is obvious to a child. That life is simply a collection of little lives, each lived one day at a time. That each day should be spent finding beauty in flowers and poetry and talking to animals. That a day spent with dreaming and sunsets and refreshing breezes cannot be bettered.”