Individual Author Record
Name: Bret NicholausPen Name: Bret R. Nicholaus Genre: C:ADULT C:YA Fiction Other Born: Sites:
Illinois ConnectionNicholaus lives in the Chicago area.
Biographical and Professional InformationBret 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.
''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