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Pen2Pad Ink has the privilege of working with some exceptional authors. Working with each of them to either write and/or publish their project has been an incredible experience. We wish you much success and look forward to watching each of you blossom on your literary journey. Be sure to check out their latest releases. 

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The Candy Striper

Join the extraordinary journey of Vera Henson, a compassionate and resilient home health care aide whose life becomes a tapestry woven with the threads of love, sacrifice, and the unpredictable challenges of caregiving. Vera steps into the homes of her diverse clientele, armed with an unwavering dedication to bringing comfort and joy to those in need.

From the unexpected joys found in the smallest victories to the difficulties of having to say goodbye, Vera's story unfolds with grace and authenticity. As Vera faces the challenges of balancing her personal life with the demands of caregiving, readers will be drawn into a world where the human spirit triumphs over adversity. "The Candy Striper" is a celebration of resilience, kindness, and the transformative power of one individual's commitment to making a difference in the lives of others.

Prepare to be captivated by Vera Henson's journey, where the highs and lows of being a caregiver are painted with the vibrant colors of compassion, illustrating that sometimes, in the quiet moments of care, true heroism is found.

Her Protector, Her Husband, Her Enemy

Giselle Bowman believes in God and the power of love. To her, her childhood sweetheart was the epitome of compassion, patience, and first. So what happens when the one who promised to love and protect becomes the one who plots the demise of your essence and being? Through euphoric, turbulent memories and eventful consequences as told by author Christina Louise, enjoy another installation in the Melanin Chronicles Series through Giselle's adventures with love, loss, learning, and forgiveness.


A Time to Heal

Arlene Cameron never wanted kids, yet she gave birth to four. Who does that? The government handing out checks per child must have made those labor pains a little easier. She was a Christian woman who treated her children like the enemy. Could attempted murder, abuse, neglect, and mental illness all happen in one family? Why, yes . . . yes, it could. Because in Arlene’s family, that’s exactly what happened! However, when she found Jesus for real, she decided she needed to make things right with them.

But it was too late. They hated her! Well, not Jesus, just the kids. She wanted a family reunion with children who didn’t feel they had a family. She would have to create one in order to reunite it. Her youngest ran away at seventeen never to return. Her only son just wants to know who he is. Her oldest wants answers, and her prized child has a secret that everyone knows but her!

Pain caused by jealousy, deceit, and betrayal had torn them apart, and the one person who could bring them back together is missing. It is known that there is a time for everything. Arlene had already used up her time to tear down and to kill when she destroyed her family. Now, however delusional it might be, she’s hoping it will be a time to build up and “a time to heal.”

His Peace, Her Poison

What can look so beautiful but be so deadly? What can be so tasty but cause heartburn? What can look like love but cause so much hate? Lelani knows. She could tell you. But letting you find out for yourself is way more fun.  Author Christina Louise takes you on a rollercoaster ride about love looking right but being completely wrong. 


Be Careful What You Wish For

Be Careful What You Wish For is an impactful page-turner from the memoirs of Adele Bijour as she depicts her battle with life and lupus while still trying to make sure her family stays intact. She takes you on an emotional journey, giving you a glimpse of her daily struggles physically, mentally, emotionally, professionally, and financially. Adele shares her life story with admirable strength and courage. She takes you through many of the most private moments of her life until the very end.

A Sinner's Circle

They told her that God was the one who had her mother. She understood that in order to see her again, she would have to make his acquaintance. So she went to the first place she expected he would bechurch. However, what she found there was anything but God. Lies poured out to her from the pulpit that sounded so much like scripture the preachers even fooled themselves. Souls were being ministered to by fueling their bloodstreams with the kind of faith that took them so high they needed detox to come down. The choir director and the musicians asked her to sing songs in A minor while their hands were around her throat, choking the notes from her. It was said that her body was a temple not to be defiled while they used it for their own personal trash receptacles. She was told she was loved as they watched tears fall from her eyes because of the pain they were inflicting. All the while, the pastor lay in wait, preying on whomever he chose to devour. No . . . church was not where Karen found God. Church was where she learned to sin professionally. Round and round, she went spiraling into darkness. The God represented in church could not be the one she was in search of. He had to be bigger and better than this.

Sojourn with Karen as she relives her story. But know Gods voice and his Word for yourself so that you are never found caught up in A Sinners Circle.

What Once Was Mine

Lalani is finally moving on to a better life without men who do not appreciate the beautiful person she is inside and out.  She falls in love with Thomas, a firefighter with the looks, the intelligence, and the compassion women long for.  Just when she believes in the good in the world, Leilani finds herself questioning who she is and whom she loves.  Join author Christina Louise on this rollercoaster of love, passion, and mistakes of what once was hers. 

I'm In Love With Him Not Her

On the outside, Raymond is what every woman wants.  On the inside, Raymond lives with a secret self that he wants the chance to experience openly and in truth.  When family, friends, and lovers collide, what will happen when the world knows that Raymond is black, successful, and gay?  Witness the twists and turns that help others to know where Raymond's true heart resides. 

Coming Soon
The Fixer Upper

Leilani is still recovering from the effects of past men and their hurtful flaws, but she still chooses to believe in love.  After a series of crazy dates, she meets Xavier, a man who appears to have everything she needs and more (especially the MORE part).  When she learns Xavier's other life, Leilani has to continue to improve herself even through the mountains and valleys. What will happen this time as Leilani learns what is meant for her will come from some of the most interesting places? 

Coming Soon
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