Author of the week: Nicholas Sparks.
Each week we are getting to know some of the worlds most loved Authors. Here is some interesting info on our Author of the week Mr Nicholas Sparks.
Place of birth: Nicholas was born in Omaha, Nebraska, United States Of America.
Best loved novels: Some of his most popular and best loved novels to date include: Message In A Bottle, A Walk To Remember, The Notebook, The lucky one, The Best Of Me and The Longest Ride, along with many more.
Family: He has been married to his lovely wife Cathy Sparks since 1989, they have Five children.
Other Occupations: Besides being a much loved novelist of seventeen popular novels, and a none-fiction book. Nicholas Sparks is also a screenwriter and producer.
Awards: As you can imagine he has a few awards to his name. Like the Good reads Choice Award for best chick lit. Nicholas Sparks is also the only male contemporary Author to have a hard cover and a paperback book spend a year on the New York Times bestseller list.
Exceeding in other areas: Ten of his novels have been turned into much loved movies. These include Message In A Bottle, A walk To Remember, The Note Book, Nights In Rodanthe, Dear John, The Last Song, The Lucky One, Safe Heaven, The Best Of Me, and Releasing later this year, The Longest Ride.
Most interesting fact you didn’t know: Wow who knew? Nicholas along with his talent of writing was a very good track athlete. In high school, He ran 1:52.0 in the 800m, 400m time was 48.6 and 1600m in 4:08.7. In college he was frequently injured and unfortunately missed two entire indoor and outdoor seasons. Though he did have three or four runs in the 800m that averaged 1:49.3-1:50.6. So he isn’t just a great writer after all.
My kind of person: What makes Nicholas Sparks my kind of person? He is the creator of The Nicholas Sparks Foundation and it has raised $10 million dollars, which have been distributed to deserving charities, scholarship programs, and projects. He’s not rich and greedy, he’s rich and giving. He so generously gives a portion of his money to his charity each and every year.
So now you know a little bit more about our beloved Author of the week. Mr Nicholas Sparks. I hope you enjoyed getting to know a little bit more about him. Keep your eyes on the blog, because next week there’ll be another Author to learn more about.
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