Nebraska Authors

Nicholas Sparks

Born 1965 Omaha, NE (USA)

Sparks is well known as a best-selling author of romance novels, at least 10 of which have been turned into feature films. The son of an itinerant academic, he was born in Omaha, lived there briefly as a child, and returned to Grand Island, Nebraska, his mother's hometown, for a year when his parents were separated. He is not otherwise connected with the state.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
Grand Island, NE
Fair Oaks, CA
New Bern, NC

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Play/Screenplay


Romance Novels; Best Sellers; Screen Writers


Bachelor's Degree, 1988, Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, IN




“150 Notable Nebraskans”, Number 126 on the Journal Star Sesquicentennial List of Significant Nebraskans


Wokini: A Lakota Journey to Happiness and Self-Understanding. Co-author with Billy Mills, 1990.
The Notebook. 1996.
Message in a Bottle. 1998.
A Walk to Remember. 1999.
The Rescue. 2000.
A Bend in the Road. 2001.
Nights in Rodanthe. 2002.
The Guardian. 2003.
The Wedding. 2003.
Three Weeks with My Brother: A Memoir. with Micah Sparks, 2004.
True Believer. 2005.
At First Sight. 2005.
Dear John. 2006.
The Choice. 2007.
The Lucky One. 2008.
The Last Song. 2009.
Safe Haven. 2010.
The Best of Me. 2011.
The Longest Ride. 2013.
See Me. 2015.
Two By Two. 2016.
Every Breath. 2018.

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