In honor of Father’s Day, I’m giving away TWO gift sets with some of my favorite things: a Carolina BBQ gift basket complete with cutting boards, bbq mop, a selection of grillin' snacks, hushpuppy mixes and and bone lickin' BBQ sauces. I’m also including a signed copy of The Choice novel, The Choice movie poster, and The Choice movie soundtrack CD. Keep it for yourself, or share it with the father or father figure in your life. (Sorry, this giveaway has ended. Sign up for the Nicholas Sparks mailing list to be notified when the next giveaway is posted)
I'm thrilled to be able to share the news with you that my next novel, Two By Two, is set to be released this fall! Centering on a newly single father and his young daughter, the book conveys an emotionally powerful story of unconditional love, its challenges, its risks and most of all, its rewards.
In the coming months and as a thank you to all my email mailing list subscribers, I’ll be sending them exclusive chapters of Two By Two, sharing my favorite quotes from the book, and hosting a number of fun giveaways. If you haven't already, I hope you sign up soon so that you can get these exclusive benefits too. Until then, I invite you to check out the official Two By Two story description. While the book won’t be in stores till October 4th, you can pre-order your copy now at select retailers.
In stores on October 4th, Two By Two is a story of testing one’s abilities and emotional resources beyond anything they can ever imagine, reminding us that unconditional love is a treasure to be bestowed, never earned. Pre-order your copy online today at Amazon, B&N and iBooks with more online retailers to come.
I can't believe it was 20 years ago that my first novel, The Notebook, was published and I'm excited to share with you that later this year, my 20th novel will go on sale with more details to be revealed about it in the coming months.
You may soon notice that the digital editions of my books have new covers and I'm excited to tell you that, as part of a 20 year celebration, all of my previous novels will be gradually be getting new covers this year. Be on the look out online - and eventually in stores too - to see these beautiful new looks for my bestselling novels.
In addition to the new covers, Amazon.com will be celebrating this milestone by featuring a number of my bestselling books as Kindle Daily Deals throughout 2016. My hope is that that special discounts will offer an opportunity for my long time print readers to build up their digital libraries at a affordable price.
Last, if you have the chance, please let me know what you think of the new covers by posting to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with #20YEARSOFSPARKS.
The feature film adaptation of my best selling novel The Choice is now showing in theaters nationwide and the movie's cast, crew and I can't wait for you to see it on the big screen. Directed by the very talented Ross Katz, it stars Benjamin Walker and Teresa Palmer as Travis and Gabby who make some pretty unexpected choices, big and small, that define their lives.
Making this film brought me back to my roots here in North Carolina and I love that Ross treated Wilmington as more than just a backdrop. He made it come alive, almost like a third main character. He was also great with actors. In his hands, it’s immediately obvious why Gabby will risk everything for Travis and at the same time you can see why Travis can’t pull himself away from her.
The Choice may remind you of my very first novel, The Notebook, where a couple comes together and we watch their lives unfold. We see what eventually happens between them and the choices they make. Watching, it seems like the title refers to a choice that occurs early on, but there are plenty of twists and turns that make the story even more memorable, more profound, and I can’t wait to hear what you think about it.
Lastly, I want to extend my gratitude to all of my readers. It’s you and your enthusiasm that make it possible for these stories to come to life on film. And for that I am truly grateful.
Spanning a decade and tracing the evolution of a love affair that is ultimately tested by life's most defining events, The Choice features a memorable ensemble of friends and family in Sparks' beloved North Carolina setting, culminating with the question that every couple must ask themselves: how far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?
Today is the day! My latest novel, See Me is now available online and in bookstores across the US and UK and my book tour officially kicked off this morning in my hometown of New Bern, NC.
I have to be honest with you: it is always a challenge for me to conceive a unique, compelling and original storyline. After eighteen novels, it’s even more difficult. When I wrote See Me, my singular goal was to surprise and delight you as a reader.
See Me in some ways, is similar to The Guardian and Safe Haven, in that the novel evolves from a simple love story to a story with thriller-like elements. However, unlike the previous novels, See Me has more twists and turns; part of the fun of the novel is in trying to figure out what’s happening, and who the antagonist actually is. Also, the characters of See Me are very different – perhaps even more flawed – than characters in my previous novels. Both Colin and Maria have bits of me in them; they also have bits and pieces of other people I’ve met over the years. You had a sneak peek at See Me’s main characters earlier this month and I can’t wait to hear what you think of them once you to get to know them better.
Last, please know how much I appreciate you and all of my readers. From those who helped select See Me’s book cover, to fans who make it out to my tour events, to readers who simply choose to take time out of their busy lives this week to escape into the pages of See Me... I feel more gratitude for all of you than you can possibly imagine.