"Welcome to the home of INVENTION MYSTERIES.
Here you'll find the 2 books that I wrote -- which make great Christmas presents -- along
with information on our syndicated newspaper column, NIE materials and also the TV and
radio versions of the Invention Mysteries stories."
~ about the author
About the Author:
11 things you probably didn’t know about Paul
is the youngest of 7 kids.
is a redhead, as are 4 of his 6 siblings.
1998, he invented “The
Impeachment Card Game,” back when Bill Clinton was getting
played hockey in college at the University of Kentucky. Yes, they have
hockey in Kentucky.
has a male horse named Bo, and a female horse named Bo Peep.
They look identical,
they are not related to each other.
middle name is Dominic (Paul – not the horse).
could say the alphabet backwards at age 4, and made his first 25 cents
by doing this for his cousin who was babysitting him at the time. He
went on to lose the 25 cents.
taught at Marketing and Entrepreneurship at Quincy (IL) University for
past 6 years.
as a right-hander, Paul has been ambidextrous ever since he was four
years old when his left-handed Dad gave him his left-handed baseball
addition to the 2 books, he also produces DVD's about history for
consumers, schools an libraries, which you can see at http://www.redwhiteandtruemysteries.com/samplestories.html
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Biography of Paul Niemann:
- Creator of syndicated Invention
Mysteries newspaper column
since 2003 (now known as RED, WHITE & TRUE MYSTERIES)
- Author of 2 Invention Mysteries books
- Guest speaker to schools and
- Former adjunct instructor of
Marketing and Entrepreneurship at Quincy (IL) University (2001 -- 2007)
and Western Illinois University (2008 -- 2009)
Editor of The Online Inventor newsletter since 1998
- Former columnist for Inventors’
Digest magazine (2001 – 2004)
- President of MarketLaunchers.com, working with inventors since
- Part-time inventor
- Two-term member of the United
Inventors Association board of Directors
- Guest Speaker at 2005 national Newspapers In Education conference in
Paul's interest in inventions goes all the way back to his teenage years in the
1980s, when he was fascinated by the thought of inventing a product and having
people want to purchase it. Believing that he was not the inventor type, though, he went
to work for an ad agency in 1992 in St. Louis after college. His first big break came
later that year when he was assigned to launch a new product onto the market for the
agency. After that, he started his own company, MarketLaunchers.com,
with the purpose of helping inventors bring their inventions to market.
In 1998, he finally invented something of his own
the IMPEACHMENT Card
Game. The IMPEACHMENT game received nationwide media coverage, and he began writing
a regular column for Inventors Digest a few years later. It was while writing
for Inventors Digest that he came up with the idea of creating his own weekly
newspaper column. The column was called INVENTION MYSTERIES from
2003 -- 2006, and is now known as RED, WHITE & TRUE MYSTERIES.
Thanks, and enjoy "The Little-Known Stories Behind Well-Known Inventions!"
Paul Niemann is an author and syndicated newspaper
columnist. He wrote Invention Mysteries on the horse farm where
he grew up, just south of Quincy, Illinois.