Nicholas Sparks is a best-selling American romance novelist and screenwriter who is better remembered for his novel “The Notebook“, published in 1996. He has written two nonfiction works and nineteen books so far.
Several of his works have achieved international acclaim. Several of his romantic-drama novels have been made into films, all of which have grossed millions of dollars at the box office.
Keep reading to know more about his Bio, Personal Life, Height, Weight, News, and much more.
|Full Name||Nicholas Charles Sparks|
|Date of Birth||31 December 1965|
|Age [as of 2023]||57 years|
|Birthplace||Omaha, Nebraska, United States|
|Hometown||Omaha, Nebraska, United States|
|School||Bella Vista High School|
|High School||Bella Vista High School|
|College||University of Notre Dame|
|Highest qualification||Graduate business finance|
|Height||in centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in feet inches- 5'9"
|Weight||in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
|Relationships & Affairs|
|Wife||Cathy Sparks [m. 1989–2015]|
|Parents||Father- Patrick Michael Sparks
Mother- Jill Emma Sparks
|Siblings||Brother- Michael Earl “Micah” Sparks
Sister- Danielle “Dana” Sparks Lewis
|Children||Sons- Landon Sparks, Miles Andrew Sparks, Ryan Cote Sparks
Daughters- Savannah Marin Sparks, Lexie Danielle Sparks
|Net Worth (approx.)||$40 million|
Nicholas was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on December 31, 1965. His ancestors were from Czech, Irish, English, and German families.
Patrick Sparks, the father, was a professor at a university, and Jill Thoene, the mother, was an optometrist’s assistant. Sparks went to Church on a consistent schedule.
His family had to relocate quickly due to his father’s job; Nicholas lived in Los Angeles and Grand Island. The young man graduated from high school in 1984 and joined Notre Dame University.
Nicholas had been involved in track and field since he was a youngster, which allowed him to earn a scholarship and join the university team.
Nicholas Charles Sparks was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on December 31, 1965. Patrick Michael Sparks, his father, was a business professor, and Jill Emma Marie Sparks, his mother, was an optometrist’s assistant.
Sparks grew up with his two siblings, Michael Earl Sparks, his older brother, and Danielle, his younger sister, who died of a brain tumor just at the age of 33.
Although Sparks was in his twenties, his mother died in a horseback riding accident. When he was in his thirties, his father died in a vehicle accident.
Nicholas Sparks began writing at the age of nineteen. He wrote his first novel, ‘The Passing,’ at Notre Dame in 1985, but it was never published. In 1989, he authored another unpublished book called “The Royal Murders.”
He tried to get his novels published after graduation but was turned down. Sparks subsequently spent three years dabbling in various sectors, involving real estate, dentistry product buying and sale, and so on.
He and Billy Mills co-wrote ‘Wokini: A Lakota Journey to Happiness and Self-Understanding’ in 1990. Random House, Feather Publishing, and Hay House released the book afterward.
In the first year after its publication, it sold roughly 50,000 copies.
He authored his novel ‘The Notebook’, eventually founded by literary agent Theresa Park.
The novel was initially published in 1996 and quickly became a New York Times bestseller. ‘Message in a Bottle,’ the American novelist’s second romantic work, was published shortly afterward.
In October 1999, he released ‘A Walk to Remember,’ a novel about two youngsters who fall in love despite their dissimilar personalities. This novel was eventually made into a film with the same title.
Sparks’ next book, ‘The Rescue,’ debuted at #2 on the New York Times Best Sellers list on October 8, 2000, and quickly rose to #1 the following week.
His books A Bend in the Road’ and ‘Nights in Rodanthe’ were released in 2001 and 2002.
Sparks’ seventh novel, ‘The Guardian,’ was published in 2003. His romance novel ‘The Wedding’ was also released the same year. The book ‘Three Weeks with My Brother’ was later published.
In 2005, Sparks released two love books, ‘True Believer’ and ‘At First Sight.’ He published ‘Dear John,’ which reached number one on the New York Times bestseller list in 2007.
Grand Central Publishing released his work ‘The Choice’ shortly after. Sparks subsequently published ‘The Lucky One,’ a romantic book made into a film starring Taylor Schilling and Zac Efron.
‘The Last Song’ and ‘Safe Haven,’ two books by the American author, were published in 2009 and 2010.
In 2011, he released ‘The Best of Me.’ ‘The Longest Ride,’ his 17th romantic novel, was released in September 2013. On April 10, 2015, a cinematic version of the book was published.
‘See Me’ (October 2015), ‘Two by Two’ (October 2016), and ‘Every Breath’ are his most recent works (October 2018).
Relationship, Wife, Children
Nicholas met his future wife Cathy while on vacation in 1988. The following year, the pair married. Nicholas used the earnings from his first book to purchase a ring for his sweetheart.
This couple has five children: sons Miles, Ryan, and Landon, as well as girls Lexie and Savannah.
In North Carolina, the whole family resided in their own home. Cathy shared her husband’s religious beliefs, and the two co-founded New Bern’s The Epiphany School.
After nearly 30 years of marriage, the writer’s divorce was reported in January 2015.
Sparks is currently involved in sports. Aside from regular running, the man has studied and achieved a black belt in taekwondo.
Nicholas Sparks has a net worth of $40 million as an author, screenwriter, and producer in the United States. Nicholas Sparks is well-known for his heartfelt romance novels.
With over 115 million copies sold worldwide, all of his books, including over 20 stories, have been New York Times bestsellers.
“A Walk to Remember,” “The Notebook,” “Dear John,” “Message in a Bottle,” and “The Choice” are just a few of Sparks’ works that have been made into films.
Interesting Facts about Nicholas Sparks
- Danielle, his departed sister, influenced the main character in his novel “A Walk to Remember.”
- Nicholas Sparks is a Tae Kwon Do black belt holder.
- Sparks purchased a new wedding band for his then-wife Cathy after receiving his first payment for ‘The Notebook.’
- His children’s names are based on characters from his novels or books.
- The prestigious ‘People Magazine’ previously named Sparks the ‘Sexiest Author.
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