Nicholas Sparks' The Longest Ride was published just over a week ago and will soon be landing on best seller lists near you. We caught up with the mega-best-selling author to learn a little bit more him.
Describe your book in 10 words or less?
Epic love story,
crossed with college-girl-meets-cowboy.
What's on your nightstand/bedside table/Kindle?
Loved Lauren Grodstein's A Friend of the Family and Daniel James
Brown's The Boys in the Boat.
Favorite books of all time?
Emperor of the Air by
Ethan Canin, The Power Broker by Robert Caro, The Lords of Discipline
by Pat Conroy, and Lisi's Story by Stephen King.
Book that made you want to become a writer?
The Catcher in the Rye by
J.D. Salinger, Catch-22 by Joseph
Heller, Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov,
and all of the works of Stephen King.
Most memorable author moment?
Hearing Warner Books' offer to publish my first novel, The Notebook.
What talent or superpower would you like to have (not including
flight or invisibility)?
What are you stressed about now?
deep the creative well really is.
What are you psyched about now?
Readers' reactions to my latest novel, The Longest Ride.
What's your most prized/treasured possession?
My wife of course, but I would hardly refer to her
as a possession. As far as material
items go, perhaps the ring I recently bought for her.
Pen Envy - Book you wish you'd written?
A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens.
What's next for you?
two feature films based on my novels slated to go into production in February
2014, a TV pilot shooting this November, and I'm working on writing two novels
What's the last dream you remember?
I'd rather not
Plan and prepare
for the downside, while working hard and intelligently . . . and the upside
will take care of itself.
Favorite method of procrastination? Temptation? Vice?
Reading! I read 150 books a
What do you collect?
Best piece of fan mail you ever got?
A letter from a 14 year-old girl, written in such a distinctive, elegant
and polished voice that it made me feel as if I had known this girl her entire
(Photo Credit: Nina Subin)
>Visit the Nicholas Sparks author page.