ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - "New York Times" best-selling author Nicholas Sparks was in town Wednesday for an event at the St. Louis Public Library.
Left Bank Books co-sponsored the event, which put our own Heidi Glaus on stage for a discussion with the author of "The Notebook," "Message in a Bottle," and "A Walk to Remember."
He's written 18 novels in all, eight of which have been adapted to movies, so it's hard for the author to pick a favorite.
"You know 'The Notebook' was inspired by my wife's grandparents, 'Message in a Bottle' was inspired by my father after the death of my mother, 'Walk to Remember' was inspired by my sister and her battle with cancer, 'The Rescue' was inspired by my son and his aspergers so for me it's literally picking between family members," Sparks explains.
His new book "The Longest Ride" just hit store shelves and is already a New York Times Bestseller.
Check out Heidi's full interview in the above video.