A Life Worth Dreaming About

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Author House, Feb 6, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 236 pages
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"A Life Worth Dreaming About" takes readers on an inspirational story about Carl Robertson, a New York City executive who grew up in poverty in the Midwest. Or that's how he viewed it. His revenge for, as he put it, his awful upbringing was to never think about it again. As an adult, he became self-centered and egotistical. He was someone who was hard to work with and work for. Yet, everybody around him tried to change him as an attempt to make him easier to work alongside. He refused the help. He was making a dream salary so he didn't care what other people thought of him. He had long forgotten his past.

Then, he gets a harsh reality check, which puts his career, his life in danger. He's desperate to save what he had built up.

He will meet a man that will change his life. Carl gets a second chance at life. He doesn't know why he is given this opportunity. He realizes he better take advantage of it. This story takes you on that journey. Will he do enough in time to save his career, life and rediscover a life worth dreaming about?

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Chapter I
Chapter II
Chapter III
Chapter IV
Chapter V
Chapter VI
Chapter VII
Chapter VIII
Chapter IX
Chapter X
Chapter XI
Chapter XII
Chapter XIII
Chapter XIV
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Nicholas Dettmann is a veteran journalist from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has worked at daily newspapers in Idaho Falls, Idaho; Michigan City, Indiana; and West Bend, Wisconsin. 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 sports writing and feature writing awards at the local, regional, and national levels. Nicholas graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a degree in journalism and 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 wrote, “Good story and nice storytelling getting the reader into the story.”

Nicholas was first published in 2001 at only nineteen years old when he wrote a poem, “Remembering,” honoring the memory of a classmate. It received an Editor’s Choice award from Poetry.com.

His writing idols include Rick Reilly, Mitch Albom, John Grisham, and Tom Hallman Jr. In his spare time, Nicholas enjoys reading, exercising, swimming, and spending time with family and friends. He is also a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, where he serves on the Awards and Honors committee.

Nicholas is married to Elizabeth, and they have two cats, Daisy and Dory.

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