12/13/2010 01:33 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Nicholas Sparks on 'Safe Haven' (AUDIO)

Today's guest was a personal treat for me because he is by far my favorite author and one that I look up to. Certainly I'm not the only one as every book he's written since The Notebook has debuted on the New York Times bestsellers list. His name is Nicholas Sparks and they call him "The Most Romantic Man in America", "The King of Love Stories", but I know him as a brilliant storyteller and someone I learn a lot from.

On today's show he spills his secrets to success, what keeps him going and all about his latest novel, Safe Haven, which in some ways is a complete departure from the traditional love story that we've come to know him for.