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Adducent is a creative company involved in story, book, and intellectual property development–both our own and for clients. We find, develop, write, ghostwrite and publish stories and books with strong and positive messages that are entertaining, enlightening, informative and enjoyable to read. We believe in Cause-Based™ stories–and not just nonfiction; we believe fiction stories work equally well, in some cases even better, to get a point across or to present a compelling message.

We work with clients internationally and some we’ve helped and worked with have appeared on PBS NewsHour, 60 Minutes, CBS-ABC-NBC News, CNN, MSNBC and Fox News. [Not to mention other TV and radio shows nationally and in their local markets.] 

Some of our professionals

Dennis LoweryYou can see some of his published books at: amazon.com/author/dennislowery and more on his writing at www.DMLowery.com (including writing samples and free short fiction/nonfiction). His professional and creative writing and ghostwriting skills have helped clients turn their knowledge, life experiences and imaginative ideas into compelling and entertaining stories and books. He is based in Florida but works internationally and is a member of the National Association of Independent Writers and Editors and the Military Writers Society of America. He is also the founder and president of Adducent, a Navy veteran and served as an Operations Specialist. He’s traveled to 36 countries, while in the military, on business and for pleasure. And given talks across the United States and internationally on business, writing, publishing and the importance and impact of stories on individuals and cultures. He is also a serial entrepreneur who in his 36 years’ experience has funded, started, bought and sold a number of businesses in industries ranging from manufacturing, trucking and logistics to business services. Mr. Lowery is founder and President of Adducent, Inc.

 

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Karen M. Lowery Freelance Writer & Editor (articles, essays, website content, nonfiction and memoirs)

Karen has worked for Adducent for several years as a freelance editor, writer, research assistant and graphic designer. In college she majored in Anthropology with a focus on Archaeology and a minor in Asian Studies and attended the University of North Florida’s Archaeological Field School. She’s done independent studies, including a statistical analysis on a historic graveyard in north Florida and won awards at UNF’s Sociology and Anthropology symposium. She’s presented at two university symposiums and at the 63rd meeting of the Florida Anthropological Society.

 

Author, Laila Al-BulushiLaila Al-Bulushi, Consultant (United Kingdom | Oman | United Arab Emirates)

International Business Development, Research & Planning: Researching culturally significant myths and folklore to serve as the basis for new story development. Assisting the founder and president of Adducent with cross-cultural projects encompassing the long-term development of stories that transcend national boundaries and cultural preconceptions. Stories that support his belief that as humans we are more alike than we are different. Moreover, that it is common experience and interests that become a bond that establishes a better understanding of each other. With understanding comes better communication and better communication shortens the path to mutual respect. That mutual understanding of historical heritage is an important factor in all countries benefitting from becoming members of a global community.

 

James G. Zumwalt: Freelance Writer (nonfiction, military, memoirs & autobiography) 

Lieutenant Colonel James Zumwalt is a retired Marine infantry officer who served in the Vietnam war, the 1989 intervention into Panama and Desert Storm. An internationally acclaimed author, speaker and business executive, he also currently heads a security consulting firm named after his father—Admiral Zumwalt & Consultants, Inc. He is the author of, Bare Feet, Iron Will ~ Stories Told from the Other Side of Vietnam’s BattlefieldsLiving the Juche Lie – North Korea’s Kim Dynasty and DOOMSDAY: Iran ~ The Clock is Ticking.

 

Unless otherwise indicated our writers are freelance and work as independent contractors, consultants or directly with the client and are not employees of Adducent.

From Dennis Lowery, CEO of Adducent, Inc.

I believe as Ben Franklin did:

“Write things worth reading, or do things worth writing.

Visit www.DMLowery.com for updates on my fiction and nonfiction writing, books and stories.

I’m an author, writer, and developer of creative nonfiction and original fiction stories, articles and essays of travel and observations on life. And I’ve helped clients turn their knowledge, life experiences, and imaginative ideas into compelling and entertaining stories and books (memoirs, nonfiction & fiction). I’ve worked with clients all over North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia, some even while they were in Iraq, Afghanistan, Japan, and South Korea.

With today’s’ communication and collaboration tools, distance and time zone difference does not pose any problem or difficulties. If you find someone who shows the capability to help you, that you have a sense of trust with… then I’ve learned you’ll be better served by working with them than compromising because of proximity and price. And frankly, professionalism weighs in. Professionals respect and value other professionals. My clients are intelligent and successful people. Some I’ve helped and worked with have appeared on PBS NewsHour, 60 Minutes, Fox News and MSNBC.

There are a lot of writers out there but when you factor in overall experience, knowledge, capability and professionalism (responsiveness, work ethic and reliability) … the field of choices narrows dramatically. And that is where a discerning professional finds the right person for their book project. Many have found me (and my company) to be their preferred solution for writing assistance, story and book development, and publishing assistance services.

While writing and publishing have become my primary focus, my business career extends back to late 1982. When I left the military and entered civilian life I worked at different levels of responsibility in management (including small ventures of my own while working for large corporations). Since January 2, 1996, I’ve been self-employed full-time in my own logistics, manufacturing or service businesses. As an operations and management consultant—over an eight-year period—I worked with 374 entrepreneurs and professionals to develop and improve their business and to increase value. My business consulting led to business plan writing, which in turn resulted in writing and publishing my first business book in 2008. In August 2009, along with my own writing projects/books, I began working on select ghostwriting projects and have completed and published many books with clients since then.

What I have done and can do for clients has been received with tremendous interest from:

  • Artists
  • Educators
  • Entertainers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • World-Class Athletes
  • Physicians / Surgeons
  • Business Executives & Professionals
  • Foreign Policy & Defense Industry Professionals
  • Government / Intelligence & Security Agency Professionals
  • Military veterans (from privates to generals and seaman to admirals)

Since 2010 (as of this writing), my company Adducent has provided writing and creative services to dozens of clients and published (under its imprints) over sixty titles. Our clients are diverse: generals and admirals in the US military, senators, Fortune 500 CEOs, Chairmen of multi-billion dollar companies on the New York Stock Exchange, doctors, artists and lawyers, university professors, and CIA agents. Including people, from all walks of life, who have led extraordinary lives and overcome significant challenges.

You can read more about my business and military experience here.

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Some (not all) of our Feedback & Testimonials

  • “My appreciation and thanks also go to Adducent (under their Fortis publishing imprint) for giving an unpublished writer a chance and for the editorial and administrative support they provided.” Bud Durand
  • “My gratitude also goes to Dennis Lowery at Adducent, Inc. He was an enthusiastic and discerning partner who made our book idea into an actual book.” – J. Phillip “Jack” London, author of Character: The Ultimate Success Factor and Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of CACI (NYSE), a $3.8 billion information technology and professional services company that celebrated its 50th year in business in 2012. He served as CACI’s President and Chief Executive Officer for 23 years between 1984 and 2007. J. Phillip "Jack" London
    Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of CACI (NYSE)
  • “You guys ROCK!!!” Cherie R
  • “Very interesting little piece of flash fiction [A tale Lost At Sea…]. I enjoyed this very much. I was very pleased to find no grammar errors in this, and the diction and syntax were fantastic. It’s nice to read a story from the hand of a professional writer!” Heidi L.
  • “Fantastic writing. Captivating. A book for all ages, you do not get much of those! Cannot wait for the next one.” Miemie
  • “This book is right up my alley. I’ve had so many jobs that I tried to make my life/ career. I never felt fulfilled. I felt there was always something missing. It might be hard to follow the path of your talent/dream but you’re going to have to work hard no matter what you choose. So why not choose what’s going to make you happy & fulfilled. What you truly are. You just have to find what it is.” Rebecca W.
  • “Tremendously enjoy reading all the stories you share with us Dennis Lowery. Especially liked tone and setting in this story.” NMJ
    [On reading the flashfiction piece, A Tale Lost at Sea...]
  • “While writing a book is often a constant journey of starts and stops, Dennis provided the motivation and expertise to get me over my last “stop.” Dennis, understanding the importance of the message the book contained, pressed me to get it out—and provided the ultimate vehicle for my doing so.” James G. Zumwalt
  • “I love your posts and shared the one I especially loved from the airport, The D’Inja, with my husband – we had such a good laugh! It was hilarious.” GB
    [blog subscriber at ww.DennisLowery.com]
  • “Dennis Lowery encouraged me to complete the book and provided invaluable editing assistance and guidance in navigating the vast oceans of the world of publishing.” Hank McKinney, Rear Admiral, USN (Retired)
  • “I would like to express my deepest appreciation for the unwavering support of my publisher, and friend, Dennis who created an environment in which I was able to explore without boundaries both the idea and practice of becoming a published author. His steady hand, sense of humor, and perspective on life as a Navy veteran were a match for my style from day one. Thank you, Dennis for your partnership, mentoring, and coaching through one of the most challenging years of my career. You inspired me to live and write with the Navy core values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment.” Dr. Curtis L. Odom, Ed.D.
  • “It was great how the reader could go through the whole life of the main character. I didn’t want the book to end…” SG
  • “Dennis, the project went exactly as you described it when we first spoke. As I mentioned during our last conversation, your insight, direction, and patience were invaluable to me as I learned about the process and asked a seemingly endless number of questions. I have no doubt that you spent significantly more time guiding me through this process than you had planned, and I am grateful for your kindness and generosity. It is extraordinarily refreshing to work with someone who does what he says he will do, on time, without excuses or drama, and delivers a finished product as promised. I wish more people would conduct business in the manner you do.Many thanks for your help and best regards.” George W. Clarke, President, Clarke Resources
  • “Dennis, well, I’ve perused your sites, and ALL you’ve put out there. I must say NOTHING and no one comes close… not even 10% of what you present. [This next is to his attorney who is reviewing my standard agreement]: I have talked to a number of prospects [writers] and none come close to how I feel about, Dennis.” L .M. [ghostwriting client prospects, name withheld due to confidentiality - commenting via email]
  • “Honestly, your writings are written so well and so personally that I’ve never been drawn in by what someone has had to say so much in my life.” Reader of Dennis Lowery's personal blog
  • “The Dripping Sound” is Absolutely Terrific!!! It captured and lured me as Alfred Hitchcock would have. Jaye M.
  • “Nicely written, anecdotal, and peppered with humor and photos…” HRC
  • “Thank you. I truly enjoy your creativity in the written word. And find your writing very inspiring.” Margie Casados
    [commenting at Google+ on posts and articles from Dennis Lowery]
  • “How moving.. and what pearls of wisdom in this…” [Reader of ‘About Being Good to Others…’ at www.DennisLowery.com] Linda A.
  • “The estimable Dennis Lowery has brought forth a host of thoughts in this poignant and eloquent post. It’s masterfully written, and thought provoking.” Lina A.
    [blog subscriber at www.DennisLowery.com commenting on the post: Not everyone understands honesty… but everyone understands punishment]
  • “Thank you so much, Dennis! Thank you for sharing with us your wonderful gift for writing!!” L. DeHope
  • “To the team at Adducent who carried out my vision, particular president (and senior editor) Dennis Lowery. His patience, wisdom, insight and experience helped me navigate the many hurdles in publishing a book. His entire team was a pleasure to work with and always available to answer any question or concern which arose along this journey.” Greg Slavonic, Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.), author of Leadership in Action | Principles Forged in the Crucible of Military Service Can Lead Corporate America Back to the Top
  • “Well written and well put, Dennis!” Michael Koontz
    [Commenting on "A Ring... to bind them?" at www.DennisLowery.com]
  • “Thank you, thank you, thank you. The book is absolutely fabulous and we just love your work!!!” Arlene U.
  • “Linda and I are thankful to Dennis Lowery and his firm’s superb services that enabled us to reach our publication goal—June 4, 2011, the 53rd anniversary of my graduation from the Naval Academy.” Frank Gamboa, Captain, USN (Retired)
  • “I have been on the road. Went to Office Depot and printed all. Everything is awesome; I love it! Great minds think alike.” –Business executive/ghostwriting client comment via email on reading the final draft of the adventure/thriller novel written for him based on his rough idea.]
  • “This is a really cool story. I found it interesting and intriguing, and it was full of imagery that really helped to set the mood and scene. It was a really cool take on the story of werewolves. Really nice work! :)” WB
    [on reading Dennis Lowery's "The First Werewolf"]
  • “We just love the book…. you did such a fantastic job! Larry is taking it to his office to show his staff – he is absolutely thrilled.” A. Schlesinger
  • “I realize you probably get hundreds of email messages, and I don’t expect mine to stand out any more than anyone else’s would. Your writings, on the other hand, seem to have come into my life at just the right moment. I’ve just read “Of A Death…and A Life”, and while I know they weren’t, your words could have been written for me.”
  • “I love what you shared here.Beautiful words and how true.” [Reader of ‘About Being Good to Others…’ at www.DennisLowery.com] Mylah N.
    posted at Goggle+
  • “I liked that little excerpt [from The Devil’s Writer] very much Dennis; A story with a promise to entertain and captivate.” Michael Koontz
  • “’The moon mocked his baldness even more than the girls in the village.’ –> LOL. That made me laugh. Great story! Especially the irony at the end, how it was his personality the girls didn’t like, not his baldness. Nicely done ♥” Nyan C.
    [on reading Dennis Lowery's "The First Werewolf"]
  • “First off, I love the cover. Again your descriptions here were amazing! I don’t know how you do it. It made me feel like I was in the main character’s body. I like how you use more complex language in this piece. And the descriptions are really realistic. Nice job on this piece!!!!!!!!!!” Adrianne Avery
    [on reading Dennis Lowery's "The First Werewolf"]
  • “I’ve had the good fortune for the past five years to work closely with Dennis on several different book projects. He is a highly skilled writer and editor and showed unequaled patience when answering the mountain of any questions I presented him on a regular basis. I know I was not his only client, and was impressed by his management ability to work with other clients but to ensure my projects kept moving forward so as to meet the agreed upon deadline and deliverable date. He is the consummate professional whose attention to detail and work ethic is beyond reproach. I continue to work with Dennis on other projects and highly recommend him!” Greg Slavonic
    Rear Admiral (Ret.), US Navy, Senior Executive | Communications & Public Relations | Marketing | Public Speaker
  • “Excellent short story. Your writing style reminds me of my favorite short story author–O’Henry!” [comment upon reading, “Rising Sun ~ Setting Sun”] Jim Zumwalt
  • “Working with Dennis Lowery has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my professional career. He can do it all, and make it look easy. He has all the skills and attributes needed to help his clients succeed. He is so easy to work with and always delivers great results. Dennis should be on everyone’s speed dial.” Kerry Kachejian
    President & CEO, Bold Solutions, LLC
  • “Interesting and suspenseful. I really enjoyed reading this book. It kept my attention, I can’t want for the next one!” Cindy Chaney
  • “The author has not only created a wonderful mix of fact and fiction, he has created characters that are very believable. It makes you believe the characters in the story are real. Usually this is the part of stories that are missing. The story line is great but the characters are flat. Not so with this one.”
  • “A special thanks to Dennis Lowery. Thank you for your support and guidance through this project; you have helped me make this dream a reality.” Carisa Bisagno
  • “Intriguing and draws you in. Love it!” Leanne D.
  • “I could not have written this book without the advice and support of Dennis. I was consistently amazed by his advice, creativity, and ability to describe situations with clarity and simplicity. I have great respect and admiration for him. He is a Superstar!” Dr. Irene Trowell-Harris, Major General, USAF (Retired)
  • “I just read the book Sky High. I found this book to be very inspirational for me. I can’t wait to order this book for not only my daughter but also my granddaughter who will both benefit from this wonderful book.” Kathy Rosson
    Amazon purchase of "Sky High | No Goal is Out of Your Reach"
  • “I still look forward to reading your writings every day.” All the best, Kelly W
  • “I do have to say your work is very impressive. You know what you are doing.” Rob M
  • “You write very well. I can tell your message is heartfelt and sincere (as I would hope, considering your intended audience), and I applaud you for letting that show through your writing.” SC
    [on reading Dennis Lowery's "About Being Good... to Others"]
  • “After reading through this draft I am truly overwhelmed with gratitude for such a meaningful quality product. I believe this book will be a blessing for many people for years to come.” Ghostwriting Client (name withheld due to confidentiality agreement)
  • “Dennis is highly competent, expert editor and writer, exhibits excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. His creativity is unprecedented and noteworthy.” Dr. Irene Trowell-Harris
    Director, Center for Women Veterans at Office of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs
  • “It has a Fitzgerald’s story line feel to it… Irony. How wonderful. I love this story.” [Regarding ‘Rising Sun ~ Setting Sun’] Vicky Klopp
  • “A really good read with a crisp narrative style…” S. Barton
  • “To the team at Adducent who carried out my vision, particular president (and senior editor) Dennis Lowery. His patience, wisdom, insight and experience helped me navigate the many hurdles in publishing a book. His entire team was a pleasure to work with and always available to answer any question or concern which arose along this journey.” Greg Slavonic, Rear Admiral, USN (Retired)