Nicholas Sparks is an American romance novelist and screenwriter. He has revealed twenty novels and two non-fiction books. A number of of his novels have turn into worldwide bestsellers, and eleven of his romantic-drama novels have been tailored to movie all with multimillion-dollar field workplace grosses.
He was born in Omaha, Nebraska and wrote his first novel, ‘The Passing’, in 1985, whereas a pupil on the College of Notre Dame at dwelling for the summer time between his freshman and sophomore years at Notre Dame. He wrote one other novel in 1989, additionally unpublished referred to as ‘The Royal Murders’.
After school, Sparks sought each work with publishers, and utilized to legislation faculty, however was rejected in each makes an attempt. He then spent the subsequent three years attempting different careers, together with actual property appraisal, ready tables, promoting dental merchandise by cellphone and beginning his personal manufacturing enterprise.
His first revealed work got here in 1990, when he co-wrote with Billy Mills ‘Wokini : A Lakota Journey to Happiness and Self-Understanding’, a nonfiction e book concerning the affect of Lakota religious beliefs and practices. The e book was revealed by Feather Publishing, Random Home, and Hay Home, and gross sales for this primary e book approximated 50,000 copies in its first yr after launch.
In 1993, Sparks wrote his breakthrough novel ‘The Pocket book’ in his spare time whereas promoting prescribed drugs in Washington, D.C.. Two years later, his novel was found by literary agent Theresa Park who supplied to symbolize him. The novel was revealed in October 1996 and made the New York Occasions best-seller checklist in its first week of launch.
With the success of his first novel, he moved to New Bern, North Carolina. He subsequently wrote a number of worldwide bestsellers, and a number of other of his novels have been tailored as movies: ‘Message in a Bottle’ in 1999, ‘A Stroll to Bear in mind’ in 2002, ‘The Pocket book’ in 2004, ‘Nights in Rodanthe’ in 2008, ‘Expensive John’ in 2010, ‘The Final Tune’ in 2010, ‘The Fortunate One’ in 2012, ‘Secure Haven’ in 2013, ‘The Better of Me’ in 2014, ‘The Longest Trip’ in 2015, and ‘The Alternative’ in 2016. He has additionally bought the screenplay variations of ‘True Believer’ and ‘At First Sight’. His 2016 novel, ‘Two by Two’, bought about 98,000 copies in the course of the first week after launch. 11 of Nicholas Sparks’ novels have been #1 New York Occasions Finest Sellers.