American writer Nicholas Charles Sparks is one of the world’s most beloved storytellers. From his novels, all of which have become bestsellers of New York Times with over 105 million copies sold in more than 50 languages, many blockbuster films have been born.
Film adaptations who have had a collection cumulative of beyond three-quarters of a billion of dollars. The stories told by the writer, therefore, they conquer not only through the printed media, but also through the big screen. With pairs of renowned performers such as Kevin Costner and Robin Wright (The words I didn’t tell you), Shane West and Mandy Moore (Love steps), Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams (The pages of our life), Richard Gere and Diana Lane (Like a hurricane), Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried (Dear John), Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth (The Last Song), Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling (I searched your name).
We can definitely say that Nicholas Sparks represents one of the greatest contemporary storytellers of the feelings. And his words, entered the hearts of millions and millions of readers around the world, have now become part of the most famous quotes of international fiction.
The Early Years of Nicholas Sparks
Nicholas Sparks born on December 31st of the 1965 in Omaha, In Nebraska, by Patrick Michael Sparks, professor, and by Jill Emma Marie Thoene, housewife. He is the second of three children and his own brothers I am Michael Earl Sparks and Danielle Sparks, died very young at the age of 33 due to a brain tumor. The writer will then reveal that it will be his own Dan, his sister, the principal source of inspiration for the character of Jamie Sullivanfemale protagonist of Love steps.
Parents educate him since childhood catholic faithwhich is why one of the main topics of his novels is that of religionfrom the spirituality he was born in destiny. A faith that today he also shares with his wife Cathy and which in turn he has passed on to his five children. Due to the various transfers for the father’s job a 8 years old had already lived in Minnesota in Watertown, Inc California in Inglewood and in Playa Del Rey and in Nebraska on Grand Island.
Graduation and first meeting with his wife Cathy Cote
In the 1974the year in which the father is hired as a professor at the California State University of Sacramento, he settles in Fair Oaks where he attends superior. Following the diploma achieved in 1984 at the Bella Vista High School subscribes to University of Notre Dame where he enters thanks to a scholarship obtained for sporting merits. Here yes Graduation in the 1988. In the same year during the Nicholas Sparks spring break knows a New Hampshire girl who was later to be his wife, Cathy Cote. In fact, the two get together wedding only a year later, the July 22nd of the 1989 and move to North Carolina in New Bern.
The passion for writing and the first success in the 90s
Nicholas while still a student already cultivates a passion for writing. In fact, he writes his first novel entitled The passing in the 1985. This, however, will not come never published. In the 1989then, he devoted himself to The royal murders, but also in this case the work will not see any publication. After graduation, trying to find a job in a publishing house and at the same time get into law school both fail.
Which is why he spends the next three years pursuing other careers that are completely far from what was his initial idea. He will, in fact, only in the 90’s who will resume writing and this time, however, with successful. In the 1992having moved to Washington, he devoted himself to the famous novel entitled The pages of our lifethen published in 1996 and became his first bestseller. Since then, having achieved a certain notoriety, he has dedicated himself to a full-time writing career by collecting a success after another. And he even conquers the big screen.
Today Nicholas Sparks accomplishes 57 years old and we of the editorial team VelvetMAG we wish him a happy birthday!