Nicholas Sparks Essays

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NICHOLAS SPARKS
American novelist, screenwriter and producer.
By: Del Rio, Ailene Castaneda, Joe Delgado, Brianna Lopez, Carolyn Mercado, Taylor Adams

EARLY YEARS
● Parents: Patrick Michael Sparks & Jill Emma Marie
Sparks
● Birthday: December 31, 1965 Omaha, Nebraska
● Siblings: Michael Earl “Micah” Sparks & Danielle
“Dana” Sparks
● Sparks attended and graduated from Bella Vista High as the valodictoian & the University of Notre Dame with highest honors
● Sparks met his future wife, Cathy Cote, at Notre Dame
& the two married July of 1989 and moved to New
Bern, North Carolina.








Later Life

He has 3 sons and twin daughters, their names are: Miles Andrew, Landon, Ryan Cote, Savannah
Marin, and Lexie Danielle Sparks
All of Spark’s books have been the New York
Times Bestsellers with over 97 million copies sold worldwide, in more than 50 languages
Over 65 million of those copies were sold in the
U.S. alone.
In 2011, Sparks and his wife launched the
Nicholas Sparks Foundation, a nonprofit committed to improving cultural and international understanding through global education for students of all ages.
With the foundation and Nicholas and his wife’s personal savings, more than 10 million dollars were given to scholarship programs and deserving charities.

HIS CHARITY WORK
• sponsors several scholarships, internships, an annual







fellowship at his Alma Mater, Notre Dame. started a creative writing program called MFA there also donated nearly $10 million to the Christian International
School due to his strong belief in God volunteer coach at New Bern High School in North Carolina donated a new all weather track to New Bern launched the Nicholas Sparks Foundation founded The Epiphany School, a catholic private school, in
New Bern

HIS WRITING
● His main genre is romance
● He reuses themes in his books: death, love, God, and overprotectiveness
● His books are often set in Northern Carolina
● He has a strange obsession with old fashioned handwritten letters
● There is usually an overprotective father in the picture
● His books are often lacking drama, most of the problems being easily resolved ● Most problems are external and characters are often very accepting of their bad fate
● Characters do not lash out or exhibit bad behavior unless there is a good reason

HIS BOOKS o Sparks has written 19 books in total including Safe Haven, The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, and The Last o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o Song.
Wokini: A Lakota Journey to Happiness and Self-Understanding (1990) co-write with Billy Mills
The Notebook (1996)
Message In A Bottle (1998)
A Walk To Remember (1999)
The Rescue (2000)
A Bend in The Road (2001)
Nights in Rodanthe (2001)
The Guardian (2003)
The Wedding (2003)
Three Weeks with My Brother (2004) co-write with his brother Micah
True Believer (2005)
At First Sight (2005)
Dear John (2006)
The Choice (2007)
The Lucky One (2008)
The Last Song (2009)
Safe Haven (2010)
The Best of Me (2011)
The Longest Ride (2013)

MOVIES
Year

Movie

1999

Message in a Bottle

2002

A Walk to Remember

2003

The Notebook

2008

Nights in Rodanthe
Dear John

2010

The Last Song

2012

The Lucky One

2013

Safe Haven

2014

The Best of Me

2015

The Longest Ride

2016

The Choice

REASONS WHY HE WRITES
● I- “Why do you write books? What made you want to become an author?” ● S- “I enjoy, and have always enjoyed reading, and my ability to write came natural. Out of interest of that, a writing career grew from it,”
● Sparks was inspired to first start writing when he heard a remark from his mother when he was 19 years old.
● Sparks says he uses his experiences as a form of inspiration for his books
● He is known for the many love stories that just melt your heart, the majority involve strong young men that save the girl from a sort of trouble, most of his books the protagonists have a history, they go through tragedies together and the relationships between them just grow. Usually Spark’s books end with…