Nicholas Sparks

Growing Up

This is a picture of Nicholas Sparks.
Nicholas Sparks was born December 31, 1965, about 80 minutes before the Year. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska. Son of Patrick Michael and Jill Emma Marie Sparks, Nicholas lived a very nomadic life moving around Minnesota, Los Angeles, and Grand Island, Nebraska. Nicholas had one older brother, Micah, and a sister named Dana. Though Nicholas wasn't considered wealthy, he enjoyed his childhood just like any other child did.

College Life

This is the college Nicholas Sparks went to.
Nicholas Sparks was a brilliant student all through high school. He had never received lower than an A in any subject. He actually ended up being the valedictorian of his school. Nicholas Sparks was given a full scholarship at the University of Notre Dame for track and field. Unfortunately for Nicholas, in his freshman year of college, he got an injury that kept him from running all summer. His mother grew sick of him moping around the house. She suggested that he write a novel as a pastime and eight weeks later he wrote his first unpublished book, "The Passing."

An Amazing Author

These are some of the great works of Nicholas Sparks.
In March 1988, Nicholas met his soon to be wife, Cathy, during his spring break vacation and married the year later. He then wrote another unpublished book called "The Royal Murders." Nicholas wrote books based on his own life experience. He wrote "Message in a Bottle" because of his mother's death in a horseback-riding accident. "The Notebook" was written about his wife's maternal grandparents love story. One of the most popular Nicholas Sparks book was "A Walk to Remember" that was based on the premature death of a younger sister. Nicholas Sparks went from a track record breaker to a brilliant author.


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