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Pen Books is an imprint of Pen Communication, a company founded in 1993 to raise money for non-profit organizations through direct response fundraising letters. Realizing that the more personal the “ask”, the better the response, Pen Communication revolutionized the industry by creating the most personalized letter imaginable – one that was handwritten. Among its clients, it counted some of the largest Public Broadcasting stations in the country.

In the early part of this century, Pen Communication dove into the digital world by founding SND Digital Coupons, a company using mobile technology to raise funds for school districts.

In 2014, Pen Communication opened its first imprint, Pen Books, to help indie authors publish their works in what has become a very competitive environment.

Pen Books specializes in works of fiction, specifically in the mystery/suspense/thriller genres. To date, it has published three Tom McGuire novels by award-winning author, Dennis Koller

The Oath, by Dennis Koller
**Winner of 2016 BAIPA Book Award for Fiction**

“I solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic …”

A lifetime ago, a young naval aviator took that Oath. He was shot down over North Vietnam and suffered seven years as a POW in the infamous Hanoi Hilton. Tom McGuire, now a San Francisco PD homicide inspector, hadn’t thought about it in years. That was all about to change.

A lifetime ago, another young naval aviator took that Oath. He also was shot down over North Vietnam and joined McGuire as a cell-mate in the Hanoi Hilton. His interpretation of the Oath differed markedly from McGuire’s. Now, thirty years later, their lives are about to intersect once again, this time with explosive consequences.

Kissed By The Snow, by Dennis Koller

A secret FBI drug task-force hatches Operation Snow Plow, a plan to win the country’s war on drugs, and to finally rid America’s urban neighborhoods of drug-related violence. SFPD homicide inspector, Tom McGuire, is asked to liaison with FBI on the operation. But as McGuire gets deeper and deeper into the details of the FBI’s plan, he uncovers a tangled web of lies and conspiracies that encircle the very core of Operation Snow Plow. He finds himself in a high stakes game of odd man out, where he finds himself targeted as the odd man.

The Custer Conspiracy
Within a week of uncovering the explosive secret of what really happened at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, history professor Matt Conroy was lying in a morgue with the back of his head blown off.

San Francisco homicide inspector Tom McGuire, a long time friend of Conroy’s, volunteers to assist the FBI in bringing the killer to justice. Out of the blue, the FBI is ordered stand down, supposedly for national security reasons. McGuire isn’t about to stand down … for anyone, for any reason. That decision puts him squarely in the crosshairs of a one-hundred-forty-year-old cabal of international arms dealers who, using lessons they learned from the Little Bighorn battle, has been able to keep the world in a state of constant warfare.

McGuire and his CIA counterpart, Katelyn Murray, soon find themselves in a life-and-death battle with rich, powerful and ruthless men who will stop at nothing to keep the Custer secret buried.

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