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John Nicolay


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Stephe Seton
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Dr. Nicolay teaches at the University of Maryland in the Business College. He has published a great many academic articles, edited books written book chapters, and conferences. He has written several short stories which will be brought together as a collection later this year. He is active in Boy Scouts of America as a District Assistant Commissioner.

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Chapter Information

VWC Chapter (if any)
Blue Ridge

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Speaker Area(s) of Writing Expertise
  • Craft
  • Fiction (long form)
  • Fiction (short form)
  • Fiction (theater and screenplays)
  • Non-fiction (journalism)
  • Non-fiction (memoir)
  • Publishing
Other Topic(s) of Expertise
KDP, journaling

Poems, Novels, Plays, or other Works

Work 1 - Title
Four Years in the Mitten
Work 1 - Genre
(Fiction & Literature) Literature
Work 1 - Genre (Other)
Humor, spoof, satire
Work 1 - Cover
Work 1 - Description
Written as a memoir, Stephe Seton and his partner Susan move to Michigan. Seton has accepted a teaching venue. He encounters a cast of unlikely characters who are quirky. They buy a house in a small country village, Collard Green, with its battling churches, idiosyncratic residents, and atypical haunts. Stephe and Susan also find themselves examining their relationship. Too good looking for his own good, Seton is drawn into the world of unrequited love.
Work 2 - Title
Diary of a Scout
Work 2 - Genre
(Children's Books) Teens/YA
Work 2 - Genre (Other)
Humor, satire.
Work 2 - Cover
Work 2 - Description
We follow Ziffer Jonson and his scouting friends through 12 adventures as they discover how to live by the Scout Law. They are mischievous. Teenagers find mischief. Ziffer's cooking challenged mother and wisdom loaded father set the backdrop.
Work 3 - Title
A Christmas Stable
Work 3 - Genre
(Children's Books) Teens/YA
Work 3 - Genre (Other)
humor, satire
Work 3 - Cover
Work 3 - Description
Ziffer Jonson and his family travel across Oregon to spend Christmas with Ziffer's grandmother and his cousins. Ziffer daydreams about renewing his romantic delusions with a distant cousin. A freak blizzard and the unexpected midnight arrival of a gospel trio flip the holiday. The book is illustrated.
Work 4 - Title
Information Technology and the CIO
Work 4 - Genre
(Nonfiction) Reference.
Work 4 - Genre (Other)
Class reader in information technologies. The book contains synopses and lectures.
Work 4 - Cover
Work 4 - Description
A collection of 48 readering including a novella by Stephe Seton. The novella is the story of a college dean and his immersion into the dark side of college administration.
Work 5 - Title
Information Technlogy & the CIO
Work 5 - Genre
(Nonfiction) Business Books
Work 5 - Genre (Other)
Reference, class lectures
Work 5 - Cover
Work 5 - Description
A collection of reading summaries, and management lectures.
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