James M. Lowrance
Now age 58, as of year-2021, I have background in successful invention marketing and patenting in the 1990s. I received royalties for a time from an invention, that was a spin-off from our main invention (these others were sold out-right). I relate my full story on the subject regarding my main invention ("Rod Floaters"- Co-Inventor: Johnny W. Hall) and advise other inventors on invention licensing and marketing This is in my book titled: "Preparing Inventions for Marketing Success". Within the book I relate the fact that I self-marketed some of my inventions for a time, getting them into Wal-Marts (regionally) and into Bass Pro Shops, who has carried the product for 29 years (since 1992 - the current year 2021), under our product name and eventually in their own packaging and product-name. They now have their own version, many years following our own patent expiration. Also, from year 2006 to present, The Rod Floater has been marketed by TTI-BLAKEMORE, Inc., who paid us sales-royalties, far beyond our patent expiration. Earlier, I was featured in the May/June 2001 issue of Inventors Digest magazine for coming up with the new flotation product idea and patenting it in 1992. I have many free articles that are on the invention marketing subject and other subjects but my Amazon books and audios for purchase, are some of my best resources. NOTE: TTI-Blakemore is now sole owner of The Rod Floater, along with any connected product we previously owned, regarding fishing rod flotation, including its trademark and any improvements. I am a graduate of Liberty University (1996) for completion of theological studies (33 college credits) and I completed "Bible Survey" with Assemblies of God - Berean College. I consider myself a "Bapticostal" (a Baptist also having Pentecostal beliefs). Bible studies are one of my most-covered book-subjects. I am however, careful to only address those subjects I believe God has given me correct revelation on. I was a Christian Youth Minister, beginning in 1983 for approximately 18 years. During, between and after youth ministries I served in other church capacities as well, including interim pastoring and retirement home ministry. I am a redeemed man, who has received salvation by acceptance of Jesus Christ (John 3:16) and what he did for me in shedding his blood and dying for me on the cross, and in his resurrection from the dead, giving me the promise of eternal life, purely by grace; not due to anything I have done, other than to accept it freely. God does call us to "good works" as Christians - Ephesians 2:10. Most of my other published written works have been on the subject of health disorders/diseases. I literally researched 1,000s of hours on reputable health websites, in order to compile the best possible information for them in my own words, that could fit into 6,000 to 12,000 word-length books, some being considerably lengthier, that are all, now exclusive to Amazon. I do however, have some that are much longer on non health subjects as well. Most people who are ill with diseases are not looking for lengthy dissertations, in order to obtain the most important information that most laypersons are seeking from non medical professionals, who are fellow-patients. Very few doctors have time to thoroughly educate their patients. The reputable information that is available online, usually requires searching multiple sites to find all of the abridged, full-spectrum, layperson information needed by uninformed patients. I have studied these resources and medical manuals, to compile my books into relatable, original resources for fellow patients. When you are seriously ill, lengthy online search is not always the preferred option. Hopefully that statement will help those readers out there, complaining of layperson authors, covering medical information in books and articles. Especially with medical errors being the 3rd leading cause of death in the USA. I certainly hope it does because many of us who do so, have spent many years gleaning the best possible information to share with fellow patients. Mary Shomon for example, is the Nation's #1 Thyroid Disease Advocate and she has no medical credentials but has written a number of New York Times Best Sellers on thyroid disease. In late 2002 - early 2003, I experienced a severe illness. I was first diagnosed with autoimmune thyroid disease and co-morbid Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Fibromyalgia. My illness worsened in spite of treatment for 'the thyroid disease aspect' of it and it was manifesting like a neurological disease, found to be a great deal of diabetic neuropathy. My employment at the time, required considerable commute-driving and I eventually reached a point that my legs and feet were not working well enough to drive more than short distances. All of this is detailed in my health subject books. I worked for 8 years after the illness onset, all the while getting repeat MRIs, ultrasounds, heart tests, spinal taps, etc... A neurologist eventually recommended "vitamin E" blood testing and I had less than a half-point in my body ("0.4"). It was because of my neuropathy-pain and muscle weakness, etc.... that he decided on that particular test. Hole punch biopsies and nerve conduction studies had already shown large and small fiber peripheral neuropathies (damaged nerves). I wrote and published books for each of the medical conditions I am personally experiencing, This includes asthma, non-smoker COPD, NAFLD, heart disease, plus related health conditions. In year- 2012, I began receiving permanent medical disability benefits. I also wrote a book on this subject and if you're familiar with SSDI, they pay less than one's former occupation. However, thank the Good Lord for the medical benefits because the medical care probably saved my life or at least has extended it until I'm fairly aged. This is not a guarantee but I'm believing God for it. I'm very open to supernatural healing as well (divine intervention), in God's sovereign timing and according to His will. I have witnessed God's supernatural intervention during my life, that occurred in others and at times for myself, and I write about this in my book titled: "God Performs Supernatural Works Today". My book proceeds became far more important to me due to my illnesses, with my medical expenses being my main reason for obtaining Social Security Disability. I also began writing at every chance to inform others on these and other subjects I see great importance in. With exception of my very few comedy titles, and one sci-fi one, which are purely for enjoyment. I could also see how important it was for other writers I became acquainted with on fellow patient forums, to protect their written works, some of which have died since I came to know them only a few years ago. One in-particular committed suicide, due to their illness. Seeing our books as "our babies", as some bloggers, have accused me and other writers of? No, not exactly but we do see them as possible highly-needed support for others. I personally believe my battles are fought by the Lord as I move forward (2 Chronicles 20:15). I also believe we will all reap from the things we are sowing in this life, to help or harm others- (Galatians 6:7). It is my sincere hope that those who are actually interested in the subjects I offer in my books, will truly benefit from the information contained within them. Best Regards and God Bless, James M. LowranceRead more Read less
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