Best selling author Nicholas Sparks spoke for more than an hour Saturday during "An Evening With Nicholas Sparks". Sparks has written 18 novels beginning with the bestselling book,"The Notebook" . After his performance Sparks spent three hours signing his latest book "The Longest Ride". More than 2,000 people pre-registered to attend the event at the amphitheater in Evans Towne Center Park. Ten of his books have been adapted for films.