STEPHEN WADE NEBGEN has over forty (40) years in the entertainment industry. He has credits in theatre, film and literature. He is also an attorney with a specialty in entertainment law. He counsels clients regarding business formation, intellectual property matters in copyright and trademarks, contract negotiations and other corporate matters. ​Mr. Nebgen currently is working on a follow-up book to “Theodore’s Plate” and has also written a book on Entertainment Law that is used in a number of universities and colleges.

“I was married to my beautiful late wife, Jill, for 11 years, together a total of 13.  We had two wonderful children: our son, Austin, and our daughter, Lindsay. Jill was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and bravely fought it for six years. While she battled the disease and then ultimately passed, I had to raise our two small children. At bedtime, I read them children’s books. This special time together was both healing and bonding for us.”

“These experiences inspired me to write my own book – a warm, comforting tale of a child with a big heart. The small acts of generosity shown by Theodore and his family (taking in a stranger, giving him food and shelter, Theodore is sharing his plate with the King) emphasize how a simple gesture can have such significant results.”

In future books, Theodore will continue on his journey of discovery, learning life-changing lessons along the way. Keep checking back for updates!

Stephen Wade Nebgen




Jonathan Fitzgibbons has been working as a contract 3D artist/game designer since 2017.  Outside of his main profession, he enjoys pursuing a wide variety of activities ranging from animation improvisational comedy. Theodore’s Plate is his first foray into book illustrations, and he looks forward to contributing his artwork in future literary works.