This month, best-selling author
Nicholas Sparks will once
again watch one of his novels
come to life on the big screen.
Safe Haven, which hits theaters on
Valentine’s Day, is the eighth novel by
Sparks to be turned into a film.
Since his first novel, The Notebook,
was published in 1996, Sparks has written
16 more—all of which have landed
on the New York Times best-sellers list.
In November of last year, The Hollywood
Reporter declared Sparks as one of “Hollywood’s
25 Most Powerful Authors.”
Worldwide, his books have sold an
estimated 80 million copies to date.
Around the time his last film, The
Lucky One, was hitting theaters, Sparks
took time out of his schedule to talk
with St. Anthony Messenger about his
career, his Catholic faith, and the
importance of his family.
And to think that it all started with
a college track injury!