Nicholas SparksNicholas Charles Sparks is an American novelist, screenwriter, and philanthropist. He has published twenty-two novels and two non-fiction books, all of which have been ''New York Times'' bestsellers, with over 115 million copies sold worldwide in more than 50 languages.
Eleven of his novels have been adapted to film, including ''The Choice'', ''The Longest Ride'', ''The Best of Me'', ''Safe Haven'' (on all of which he served as a producer), ''The Lucky One'', ''Message in a Bottle'', ''A Walk to Remember'', ''Nights in Rodanthe'', ''Dear John'', ''The Last Song'', and ''The Notebook''.
Sparks lives in North Carolina, where he contributes to a variety of local and national charities. In 2011, he launched the Nicholas Sparks Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to improving cultural and international understanding through global education experiences for students of all ages. Provided by Wikipedia