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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Bret Nicholaus  

Pen Name: Bret R. Nicholaus

Genre: Fiction Other

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;


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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.

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Have you ever-- :
ISBN: 0345417607. OCLC Number: 41387596

Ballantine Books,. .

Have you ever. :
ISBN: 9780307415417. OCLC Number: 869499749

Ballantine Books,. .

Have you ever met a professional musician' Have you ever flown in something other than an airplane' Have you ever blown a tire while driving' Have you ever gone on a blind date' Have you ever dreamed in color' Masters of fun and friendly communication, Bret Nicholaus and Paul Lowrie are back with an intriguing book of questions sure to get everyone talking! Have You Ever ... is a great way to start entertaining conversations with people you've just met or friends you've known your whole life. A unique book filled with questions that will help you connect with others--new acquaintances, old friends, children and teenagers, all the members of your family, Have You Ever ... will leave you shaking with laughter, awash in forgotten memories, and marveling at the things you never knew about your friends and family! Have you ever had an opportunity this easy to start fantastic conversations' From the Hardcover edition.

Kidchat :
ISBN: 0975580108. OCLC Number: 57620608

Questmarc,. .

Kidchat Christmas :
ISBN: 1596433345. OCLC Number: 227328151

Flash Point,. .

Kidchat, oh the places to go! :
ISBN: 1596433175. OCLC Number: 122423563

Roaring Brook Press,. .

The Christmas letters :
ISBN: 1931722951. OCLC Number: 71778644

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A family gathers for their annual Christmas dinner at Grandpa's and receive personal letters with a life-changing lesson that will stay with them forever.

The Christmas letters :
ISBN: 9781599957579. OCLC Number: 703171808

Center Street,. .

A family gathers for their annual Christmas dinner at Grandpa's and receive personal letters with a life-changing lesson that will stay with them forever.

The conversation piece 2 :
ISBN: 0345438663. OCLC Number: 47208603

Ballantine Books,. .

The authors of the bestselling "The Conversation Piece" return with a new generation of thought-provoking questions designed to educate and entertain. The charming wit and wisdom of this book is perfect for families, teachers, parties, car trips--for anyone, any time.

Who we are :
ISBN: 1577311310. OCLC Number: 44468739

New World Library,. .