Paul’s interest in inventions goes all the way back to his teenage years in the 1980’s, 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,, 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 became Invention Mysteries, and this book is the collection of the first 47 stories that appeared in newspapers during 2003.

He also teaches marketing at Quincy (IL) University, and writes Invention Mysteries from the horse farm on which he grew up. The horse farm led to the name of the publishing company that he established, Horsefeathers Publishing.

Thanks, and enjoy “The Little-Known Stories Behind Well-Known Inventions!” We’ll do it again next year.