Carl Robertson, a 32-year-old man, did everything he could to move out of his small Midwestern town, losing many friends along the way. He dreamt of living the elegant lifestyle of New York City. He used his anger and hatred to move out of his hometown, discredit it and never wanted to think about it again. For a while, it worked. Then, he finds his life on the ropes and doesn't know why or how to change it. That is, until he meets a man who will change his life forever and in a way he never could've seen coming. Suddenly, he finds himself trying to catch up to a new reality, just in time to save his life and find his true love.
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Paperback: 236 pages
Publisher: AuthorHouse (February 2, 2012)
Nicholas Dettmann is a veteran journalist from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has worked at daily newspapers in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Michigan City, IN and West Bend, WI. He has also appeared in numerous newspapers around the country, including the Houston Chronicle, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Baltimore Sun.
He has won writing awards at the local, regional and national levels. Nicholas graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a degree in journalism & mass communications. In 2010, Nicholas wrote a story about a high school swimmer who suffered from dwarfism. His dream was to become a Paralympian. The Wisconsin Newspaper Association said, “Good story and nice storytelling getting the reader into the story.”
Nicholas was first published in 2001 at only 19 years old when he wrote a poem, “Remembering,” honoring the death of a classmate. It received an Editor’s Choice award from Poetry.com.
Nicholas Dettmann is currently the sports editor of the West Bend Daily News. He has held many positions as a sports writer for various newspapers across the US, but his real passion is that of storytelling. His debut novel A Life Worth Dreaming About tells the story of Carl Robertson, an egocentric and angry New York City executive, who grew up in poverty in the Midwest and suddenly finds himself searching for a better life after being given a second chance he didn’t know he needed or wanted. A Life Worth Dreaming About will appeal to the fans of Baxter C. Krueger’s The Shack.
His writing idols include Rick Reilly, Mitch Albom, John Grisham and Tom Hallman Jr. In his spare time, Nicholas enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends.
Nicholas’ specialty is writing personality profiles.
Nicholas is married to his wife, Elizabeth, and they have two cats, Daisy and Dory.
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