With over 100 million copies of his books sold, Nicholas Sparks is one of the most loved romance novelists and screenwriters of modern history. His novels include fifteen #1 New York Times bestsellers, and all of his and his books have been translated into more than fifty languages.The recurring theme featured in his stories is that of tragic love with happy endings. Many of his romantic novels, eleven to be exact –The Choice, The Longest Ride, The Best of Me, Safe Haven, The Lucky One, The Last Song, Dear John, Nights in Rodanthe, The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, and Message in a Bottle– have already been adapted into major motion pictures that have become big hits and have made multimillion-dollar box office grosses. In all he has published twenty novels and two non-fiction books. Sparks was born in Omaha, Nebraska and lives in North Carolina these days.