I asked you what questions you might like to ask Nicholas Sparks, and two weeks ago Thursday, I participated in the first-ever conference call event from Hachette Book Group. There were about eight or nine of us who asked questions, and I think that there were a fair number of people on the call who just listened in. Having others on the call who brought in questions from their own perspectives made it even more interesting. What really thrills me is that Gina Holmes and Ane Mulligan at Novel Journey have posted the entire interview as a podcast on their site. When I was trying to take notes on the interview, I really tried to get some of Sparks' interesting fillers down like, "Hmmmm, blu, blu, blu. . . " but now you can hear it all yourself. So don't delay, click over to Novel Journey right now to not only hear one of the bestselling novelists of this decade (and don't forget me).
I took Katrina's question about his favorite sites on the internet (at 14:47), and her suggestion led me to his website, which is where I came up with my other question about who his favorite character is (3:26). The whole thing is less than 30 minutes, but if you just want to catch my moments of fame, you can find them at the time markers I listed. One of my favorite answers was about ideas that he has that hasn't been able to make work out (18:08).
This was such a unique experience, and I appreciated the opportunity to participate. The Choice is a great book. I know that I've read a book or two that he wrote, but that was many years ago, so I was glad to revisit his work. You can read my full review (and comment to win one of 5 books and 5 audiobooks) at 5 Minutes for Mom.