Bret Nicholaus

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General Information

Name: Bret Nicholaus

Pen Name: Bret R. Nicholaus

Genres: Fiction, Other;

Born:


Website: www.questmarc.com

Email: The author can be mailed through the "Contact" page of the company website.


Illinois Connection

Nicholaus lives in the Chicago area.

Biographical and Professional Information

Bret Nicholaus has written several books with his Bethel College friend, Paul Lowrie. One spring afternoon in 1992, Bret and Paul came up with a simple book idea: a collection of original questions that could serve as ice-breakers for any settings. Within a month they had formed Questmarc Publishing and released a small 350-copy printing of their first book, The Conversation Piece. By late 1995, the two authors had sold 20,000 copies of their small paperback and attracted the interest of a literary agent. In 1996, Ballantine Books bought The Conversation Piece. They have since created the Chat Pack line of products.

Published Works

Have You Ever...: Questions About You, Your Friends, and Your World , Ballantine Books, 1999 - written with Paul Lowrie

The Conversation Piece 2: Fun New Questions to Tickle the Mind, Ballantine Books, 2000 - written with Paul Lowrie

Who We Are: Questions to Celebrate Your Family, New World Library, 2000 - written with Paul Lowrie

Kidchat: Questions to Fuel Young Minds and Mouths, Questmarc Pub, 2004 - written with Paul Lowrie

The Christmas Letters: A Timeless Story for Every Generation, Center Street, 2006

KidChat Oh, the Places to Go!: 204 Creative Questions to Let the Imagination Travel , Roaring Brook Press, 2007 - written with Paul Lowrie

KidChat Christmas: 200 Questions to Make You Think, Talk, and Giggle About the Most Wonderful Time of the Year , Roaring Brook Press, 2008 - written with Paul Lowrie

Titles at Your Library

Have You Ever...: Questions About You, Your Friends, and Your World

ISBN: 0345417607
Release Date: 1999-11

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The Conversation Piece 2: Fun New Questions to Tickle the Mind

ISBN: 0345438663
Release Date: 2000-10-03

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Who We Are: Questions to Celebrate Your Family

ISBN: 1577311310
Release Date: 2000-10-15

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Kidchat: Questions to Fuel Young Minds and Mouths

ISBN: 0975580108
Release Date: 2004-07

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The Christmas Letters: A Timeless Story for Every Generation

ISBN: 1931722951
Release Date: 2006-10-12

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KidChat Oh, the Places to Go!: 204 Creative Questions to Let the Imagination Travel

ISBN: 1596433175
Release Date: 2007-10-02

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KidChat Christmas: 200 Questions to Make You Think, Talk, and Giggle About the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

ISBN: 1596433345
Release Date: 2008-10-14

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (No)

External Links

Bret Nicholaus on WorldCat

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