Between 1996 and 2013, Nicholas Sparks published 17 novels, including "The Notebook," "Dear John" and "The Longest Walk," which were among the books adapted for film. He also published a nonfiction book about a significant trip he took with his brother.
Sparks' first novel, "The Notebook," tells two stories. In the first, a man reads to an old woman from a notebook. The story the man reads is about a couple separated by World War II and then later reunited. His follow-up, "Message in a Bottle," describes one woman's efforts to track down the author of a love letter she finds in a bottle. Between 1999 and 2003, he published "A Walk to Remember," "The Rescue," "A Bend in the Road," "Nights in Rodanthe" and "The Guardian."
In 2004 he published two books, "The Wedding," which is a sequel to "The Notebook," and "Three Weeks With My Brother." The latter, his first nonfiction book, chronicles a three-week trip around the world he took with his brother, Micah, as they mourned the deaths of their parents and siblings.
Between 2005 and 2011, he published seven novels, including "True Believer" and its sequel "At First Sight," "The Choice," "The Lucky One," "The Last Song," "Safe Haven" and "The Best of Me." "Dear John," which came out in 2006, takes place in the months leading up to and after Sept. 11, 2001. He didn't publish a novel in 2012, released "The Longest Ride" in 2013 and didn't publish a novel in 2014. As of January 2015, he has not announced the release of his next book.