He also donates his time to help coach the New Bern High School track team and a local club track team as a volunteer head coach. The show is based on a concept by Sparks and will be co-written by Kristin Hahn who co-produced the film adaptation of The Time Traveler's Wife; the show will be produced by Twilight producer Temple Hill. Sparks was raised Roman Catholic and is of German Czech English and Irish ancestry.
He has 17 publiNicholas Sparksd novels. Eight have been adapted to films including Message in a Bottle A Walk to Remember The Notebook Nights in Rodanthe Dear John The Last Song The Lucky One and most recently Safe Haven. Nicholas Charles Sparks (born December 31 1965) is an American novelist and screenwriter.