"A Life Worth Dreaming About" reviews
--- Scott B.
“A feel good book.“
--- Hannah F.
“I like the easy, accessible style.”
--- Julia Forster, author of “Shadow Jumper”
--- Lisa Lickel, author of five novels, including “The Map Quilt”
“Good straight forward storytelling and the hook at the end of Chapter 1 works well, when we think the excitement is over. ... The writing is quite good.”
--- Tod Schneider, author of “The Lost Wink”
“It was an enjoyable read. Once I got into it, it kept my interest to see where it was going.”
--- Jill Badzinski, former editor West Bend (Wis.) Daily News
“I like the story. Carl reminds me of Patrick Bateman in ‘American Psycho.’ They are both loners and have a fondness for expensive clothes. I like the description in the first chapters of his interaction, or rather lack of it with his colleagues. I think it's good.”
--- Maria Gibbons, author of “Past, Present, Future?”
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
There are a lot of things I'm thankful for:
1. God. Without him, I wouldn't have the blessed life I have.
2. My wife. Without her, who knows what kind of person I'd be today.
3. My family. They've been my biggest cheerleaders and supporters since Day 1.
4. My friends. We've been through a lot together. It wouldn't have been the same without you.
5. My talents. I'm so glad to have such an amazing gift to be able to tell a story through words onto a sheet of paper. It's a big thrill for me when someone tells me, they were impacted by my writing.
6. My marriage. While it's had its ups and downs, I wouldn't change a thing. (Well maybe change the fact my wife is a Lions fan).
7. My job. While it has been tough in recent years, I'm glad I'm still employed and doing something I still thoroughly enjoy doing.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
I will do a book signing from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Book World in Beaver Dam, Wis. To promote it, I will do a radio show interview with WBEV-1430AM in Beaver Dam at 10:05 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12.
I will also do a book signing from noon-2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 at Fireside Books & Gifts in West Bend, Wis.
Hope to see you at one of the upcoming appearances. Tell everybody you know about it and spread the word.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
I'm still working on some additional signing dates in preparation for the holiday season. I'll provide an update once I have something set.
Otherwise, I'm getting close to the completion of my second book. My goal is to have it finished by the end of this year and I believe I'll be able to do that. It's a storyline I'm very excited about. I hope you'll like it.
Lastly, I learned today that Mequon, Wis., will once again have a bookstore of its own as Book World plans to open a store there.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
It was a great festival from a sales and exposure standpoint. Did better this year than I did last year where I was one of the featured authors.
After the show, I left four copies of my novel at Edgerton Books & Art, 4 W. Fulton St., Edgerton, WI. It's a new and LOCAL book store. Be sure to stop in and check out my book, along with a large collection of other local authors and nationally acclaimed authors.
Right now, I don't have anything else planned as far as book signings, but hope to change that once we get closer to the holiday season.
Here is a picture of me with Dr. Patch Adams:
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Five copies of the audio version for Author House best-selling novel, "A Life Worth Dreaming About," is now available.
All you have to do is visit www.nickdettmann.com and go to the "What Did You Think" tab on the website to sign up. When you do, you'll be entered to win a free audio copy of "A Life Worth Dreaming About."
Deadline to sign up is Sept. 30.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Cost of the book is $15 paperback, $25 hardcover. You will also have a chance to get the audio version of "A Life Worth Dreaming About."
Here is the latest review for "A Life Worth Dreaming About:"
Dettmann is a talented journalist foremost, and his reporting skills occasionally make his debut novel read like an article. Readers will find the bones of a good story, that of Carl Robertson, who faces a medical crisis and his guardian angel in order to find himself, underneath the layers of a multitude of characters who surround him at his fancy ad exec job. By wading through the opening of the man who couldn't be bothered to stop long enough to see the people around him, readers will come across an intriguing tale of second chances. Don't we all long to "re-do" those things that haunt us?
Each person has a dream of the perfect life. Carl got to choose his. Those who enjoy stories like Heaven Can Wait, will have a good time watching Carl go back and change the disaster that was his life. --- Lisa Lickel
Monday, August 19, 2013
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Here is the audiobook cover:
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