Nicholas Sparks in conversation with Jackie Nespral -- The Longest Ride -- Miami Dade College | Wolfson Campus
In the tradition of his beloved first novel, The Notebook, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with the remarkable story of two couples whose parallel love stories intersect in profound and surprising ways.
About the Author
With over 85 million copies of his books sold, Nicholas Sparks is one of the world's most beloved storytellers. His novels include eleven #1 New York Timesbestsellers, and all his books, including Three Weeks with My Brother, the memoir he wrote with his brother, Micah, have been New York Times and international bestsellers, and were translated into more than fifty languages. Eight of Nicholas Sparks's novels -- Safe Haven, The Lucky One,The Last Song, Dear John, Nights in Rodanthe, The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, andMessage in a Bottle-- were also adapted into major motion pictures. In 2011, he founded the Nicholas Sparks Foundation to inspire and transform students' lives though education, curriculum development, and life-changing international experiences.
About the Interviewer
Emmy Award-winning journalist Jackie Nespral became the first Hispanic ever to anchor a network news program when she was tapped for NBC's Weekend Today show in 1991. After commuting between Miami and New York for three years, she chose to continue her career in South Florida with NBC Miami. She currently anchors NBC Miami News at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. While with NBC news, Nespral became known for her interviews with prominent figures, ranging from national and international leaders to celebrities. She has extensive experience covering stories such as Elian Gonzalez, the peace accords in El Salvador, The Papal visit to Cuba, presidential debates, hurricanes, and the world series and NBA championships among others. Her work has been recognized with two emmys , Easter Seal award, an honorable mention from the American Women in Radio and Television among others.
A South Florida native, Nespral has remained a familiar face throughout the community. She is on the Board of Trustees of the University of Miami where she also serves as the first Hispanic woman president of the University of Miami Alumni Association. She is on the board and actively involved in Amigos For Kids. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the March of Dimes, the Columbia Women’s Center and South Miami Hospital's Child Development Center.
Siging Guidelines/Ticketing Information: Vouchers are available for purchase tonight at Miami Dade College. You recieve your voucher in exchange for purchasing The Longest Ride ($27 + tax) OR El viaje más largo ($22.95 + tax) with Books & Books. This voucher entitles you to receive (1) one autographed, pre-signed copy of The Longest Ride or El viaje más largo, and also serves as your entry for (2) two people to an interview-style conversation with Nicholas Sparks and Emmy Award-winning journalist Jackie Nespral tonight at Miami Dade College.
Mr. Sparks will not be autographing any books at this event. All books will be pre-signed and waiting for you when you arrive. Instead, you are invited to join the line immediately following the evening’s presentation for a special meet & greet with the author. There will also be additional pre-signed copies of the book available for purchase tonight.
You must show your voucher and attached receipt to claim entrance to the event and claim your pre-signed copy of the book, so please remember to bring it with you. Books & Books is NOT responsible for lost or stolen vouchers.