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By | November 2012
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Kimberly Martinez
4nd Hour Comp 1

Nicholas Sparks

When people ask me who may favorite author is without a doubt I always say Nicholas Sparks. Why, because he is very remarkable and noteworthy to me he’s the bestselling author for romantic novels, Nicholas Sparks was just a young teen when he first began. He is an inspiring author to young and old alike. “He was the bestselling American novelist and screenwriter in 2010 ( EBSCO). Out of all his novels the most notable works include The Notebook, Message in a Bottle, and The Lucky One.

Nicholas Sparks was born on December 31, 1965, in Omaha, Nebraska. Nicholas Sparks wrote his first novel while sidelined by a sports injury. He then attended the University of Notre Dame and went into sales. “Business setbacks got him writing again and in 1995 he finished The Notebook, which was a best-seller and hit movie” ( EBSCO). He followed with Message in a Bottle and Nights in Rodanthe, among others. His parents Patrick Michael Sparks, a professor and his mother Jill Emma Marie Sparks, a homemaker and an optometrist’s assistant. He was one of three children. He has an older brother named Michael Earl Sparks and a younger sister, Danielle Sparks, who died at the age of 33. “Danielle once said that her favorite novel Nicholas ever wrote was A Walk to Remember” ( Nicholas grew up being a Catholic, ever since he was a small boy he went to church every Sunday with his parents. He soon married a lovely girl he met at college, Catherine. She as well was catholic. They both participated in church activities and think that God is the most important thing in their lives. While still in school in 1985, Sparks had penned his first (never published) novel, The Passing, while home for the summer between freshman and sophomore years at Notre Dame. He wrote another novel in 1989, also...

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