There is one piece of writing that best exemplifies Dennis Lowery, his experience, and philosophy: ‘IF’ by Rudyard Kipling. And one line in particular that describes why he can write on such a broad range of topics, formats, genres and works so well with a variety of clients…
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch…
His work ethic was formed early, at age 12 working for his father on a demolition crew swinging a sledgehammer, busting and cleaning brick to re-sell and as the ladder-monkey hauling chains to rig for pull-down of upper-sections of wall. Then driving front-end loaders (tracked and wheeled) to load dump trucks. Accepted at the University of Arkansas but forgoing college, he served in the United States Navy with occasional stints (when not deployed) during that time working nights part-time as a doorman and bouncer at a strip club (warning: the story at that link is a vignette that contains adult content). With his early-20s behind him, he entered the corporate world utilizing his military and operations experience as the foundation for increasingly responsible management roles. Turning sweat into equity in his own businesses, on January 2, 1996, he left working for others and hasn’t looked back.
Whether meeting and talking with royalty, working with high-ranking officers in the military and government officials or Fortune 500 CEOs… or working with any man or woman who has a good story to tell and needs help, he keeps his sensibility and professionalism. He understands that context and life experience is important and knows about adversity, about dealing with circumstances and people… and getting things done.
Since 2008, Dennis Lowery (whose professional business career extends back to 1983) has been a full-time writer and ghostwriter of several nonfiction books and novels for clients. He is also the author, co-author, and developer of his own books and dozens of shorter works. Based in Florida, he works internationally, has traveled to 36 countries (as of this writing) and visited several World Heritage Sites of extraordinary cultural, historical or physical significance. He has given talks on writing, publishing and the importance and impact of stories on individuals and cultures across the United States and internationally in Toronto, London, and Muscat, Oman. A Navy veteran and former Operations Specialist, he is a member of the Military Writers Society of America. Decades of experience gives him a keen insight that resonates within his many stories portraying (in nonfiction and fiction) strong, capable, characters; their challenges and how they face them. His original fiction stories span the thriller, adventure, fantasy, science fiction and horror genres for the Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult markets.
“Dennis Lowery is a consummate professional who has a unique talent for being able to help you help yourself in developing your story, whether fiction or nonfiction. Blessed with great patience, he is a good listener who gently leads you as your project progresses, while at the same time making sage and valued comments for consideration. Responsive and diligent, he is a master at bringing out that elusive idea or thought, presenting it to you in a thoughtful yet persuasive manner. He introduced me to creative nonfiction and effortlessly guided me along a path that led to my first book. If you’re considering writing a book, the ‘go-to man’ is Dennis; he’ll aid and assist you throughout the effort and will make the journey enjoyable.” —General Richard ‘Butch’ Neal, USMC (Ret.)
I’m an author, writer, and developer of creative nonfiction and original fiction stories, articles, and essays on 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 across North America, the United Kingdom, Australia, and some even while they were in Iraq, Afghanistan, Japan, and South Korea.
With current 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. After the military, I worked at different levels of responsibility in management. Since January 2, 1996, I’ve been self-employed full-time in my own logistics, manufacturing or service businesses.
About my company, Adducent: Divesting other businesses owned with partners, I founded Adducent July 4, 2000, as an operations management/consulting firm and over an eight-year period worked with M&A attorneys, investment bankers, business owners and entrepreneurs on growth through acquisition. 354 clients over that time, some just a single project, others multiple times. That led to business writing, which led to a business book, which then led to some of my professional contacts asking if I could help them finish and publish their books. I did and then had others ask for help publishing and still others that asked if I could help them write or ghostwrite their book for them. This unplanned for sideline business grew to supplant my consulting work (and for me, it was more fun). In 2009 it became my company’s full-time focus. Since then we’ve worked with 50+ clients on dozens of books (nonfiction and fiction), which has resulted (as of this writing in December 2017) in 65 titles published, and hundreds of shorter pieces and content developed for social media, audience engagement, and branding. Along with my own writing projects and 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:
- 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)
Adducent has provided writing, creative and publishing assistance services to dozens of diverse clients: 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. As well as people from all walks of life who have led extraordinary lives and overcome significant challenges. You can see a representative sample of our client types here.
See more of some of my writing and recent posts in the right-hand sidebar (scroll down to that list) of this site (or by clicking on the Categories in the sidebar). You can also see reader and client comments about my writing, books, stories and publishing assistance on the From Readers & Clients page.