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Nicholas Sparks

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Nicholas Sparks

Nicholas Sparks

Alice M. Arthur

When Nicholas Sparks was Born:

December 31, 1965 in Omaha, NE

Nicholas Sparks' Background:

Nicholas Sparks' family moved around a lot while his father pursued graduate degrees. Sparks lived in Minnesota, Nebraska and California. He has one brother, and a sister who died in 2000. He was raised Roman Catholic. Sparks excelled at running, and went to the University of Notre Dame on a track and field scholarship.

Nicholas Sparks' Family:

Sparks met his wife, Cathy, in 1988 and they married in 1989. They have five children: three boys and twin girls. They currently live in New Bern, NC.

Nicholas Sparks' Writing:

Sparks wrote two novels that were never published before his third novel, The Notebook, was picked up by a literary agent and published in 1996. Sparks writes romance novels and is known for stories with Christian themes and sad twists.

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Nicholas Sparks Trivia:

  • Nicholas Sparks donated a track to New Bern High School
  • Sparks has sold screenplay adaptations of True Believer and At First Sight, although they have not been made into movies
  • Sparks is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do
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