Interview: Nicholas Sparks discusses the craft
by Zack Smith
Fifty million books in print, nine No. 1 best-sellers on the New York Times list and seven feature film adaptations. Since the publication of The Notebook in 1996, New Bern’s Nicholas Sparks has become the definition of a blockbuster writer with his tales of tragic lovers set against the Carolina coast. This year alone has seen two major film adaptations of his work, Dear John and The Last Song. Sparks’ 16th novel, Safe Haven, came out on Sept. 14 and he’ll be promoting it in Cary on Friday. The film rights have already been sold. We called Sparks to discuss his new book and his thoughts on writing.