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"Welcome to the home of INVENTION MYSTERIES. Here you'll find the 2 books that I wrote, along with our syndicated newspaper column, NIE materials and also the TV version of the stories below."

-- Paul Niemann, author

INVENTION MYSTERIES is a weekly syndicated
newspaper column, NIE curriculum, weekly video series for TV and newspaper websites, and a set of 2 AWESOME books



Attention Readers: The INVENTION MYSTERIES books are entertaining AND educational, and Paul will personally sign your books for you -- this web site is the only place where you can get your autographed copies signed by the author.

Attention NIE Coordinators & Newspaper editors: INVENTION MYSTERIES has appeared in more than 110 newspapers as part of their NIE programs or as a weekly syndicated column. Click to find out more.

Attention Teachers: Paul is available to give in-school workshops to your classes (4th through 12th grades), where he will ... 

  • Show your students how to write and publish their own books (appropriate for 7th -- 12 grades)
  • Talk about your state's top local inventors (appropriate for 4th -- 8th grades)
  • Show your students how to invent their own products (appropriate for 4th -- 12 grades).

Plus, the INVENTION MYSTERIES books are ideal for every school library. Paul is a former adjunct professor at Quincy (IL) University and at Western Illinois University, so he has experience presenting to classes of up to 40 students. Call him at (800) 337-5758 or send an e-mail to to schedule a workshop with Paul or to order the books and/or videos for your school. 

Attention Bookstores: 
If you manage a bookstore, you can order the books in bulk quantity for resale. Call (800) 337-5758 or send an e-mail to to order or to ask about book signings.

Invention Mysteries is also for TV stations & websites: 
If you manage a TV or website, you can add the INVENTION MYSTERIES stories to your programming. The stories are available as 60-second TV and website features. You can sell sponsorships to this series to advertisers. They are also available to the public on DVD's as part of our sister series, RED, WHITE & TRUE MYSTERIES  (10 stories per DVD). 

Attention Advertisers: 
If you want to promote your company's innovative products, or just want to sponsor some clean, family-safe programming, INVENTION MYSTERIES may be just the media vehicle you're looking for. The TV and internet video features are available for sponsorship. Call (800) 337-5758 or send an e-mail to  

If you're an inventor:  Click here for an excellent web site for inventors, which also offers you a free newsletter. 

Click here to read a few of the INVENTION MYSTERIES
stories ... or order the books for only $25.90 per set.

To purchase the DVD set, click here


Click to watch sample videos


INVENTION MYSTERIES • 155 Babbling Brook Lane • St. Charles, MO 63303
Phone: 636-477-8000 •

Copyright 2003 -- 2012 Paul Niemann