Dionne Abouelela

Dionne Abouelela - Designer

Indianapolis, IN, United States

Zesty cover designer and owner of a boutique publishing company. Books are my jam.

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Overview

Creative and colorful cover designer with a love of teaching authors how to build their platform.

Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Inspirational
LGBTQ
Literature
Mashups
Women's Fiction
Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • Certified Goal Achievement Coach
  • Certified Lifestyle Design Coach
  • Master's of Professional Writing, Chatham University
  • BFA Communications, Indiana University

Awards

  • eLit Book Design - LGBT Fiction - Silver Award 2015

Work experience

Head Happy Writer

Happy Writing CO (#HappyWriting)
February, 2017 – Present (over 1 year)

#HappyWriting is a movement to put the happy back in writing and the paychecks back in being an author! We coach authors on improving their platform, growing their business, and writing better through our online Facebook Group (Facebook.com/groups/happywriting) and on Twitter - #HappyWritingChat every Sunday at 12 pm EST.

CEO

Pen Name Publishing
January, 2014 – Present (over 4 years)

Pen Name Publishing is an award winning boutique micropublisher. I oversee production schedules, book cover design, interior formatting, marketing materials, and author coaching.

Portfolio (3 selected works)

Chasing Eveline

Leslie Hauser

Sixteen-year-old Ivy Higgins is the only student at Carmel Heights High School who listens to cassettes. And her binder is the only one decorated with album artwork by 80s band Chasing Eveline. Despite being broken-up since 1989, this rock band out of Ireland means everything to Ivy. They’re a reminder of her mom, who abandoned Ivy and her dad two years ago. Now the music of her mom’s favorite... read more

Sixteen-year-old Ivy Higgins is the only student at Carmel Heights High School who listens to cassettes. And her binder is the only one decorated with album artwork by 80s band Chasing Eveline. Despite being broken-up since 1989, this rock band out of Ireland means everything to Ivy. They’re a reminder of her mom, who abandoned Ivy and her dad two years ago. Now the music of her mom’s favorite... read more

The Bomber

David O'Sullivan

Joseph Starling has returned from war and is trying his best to resettle into civilian life. In the midst of his struggles, anti war protests spring up around him, and in this violence he is once again forced to face his internal conflicts.When Joseph discovers his best friend has been murdered he is offered a chance for revenge, and that revenge comes in the form of high explosive. He doesn’t... read more

Joseph Starling has returned from war and is trying his best to resettle into civilian life. In the midst of his struggles, anti war protests spring up around him, and in this violence he is once again forced to face his internal conflicts.When Joseph discovers his best friend has been murdered he is offered a chance for revenge, and that revenge comes in the form of high explosive. He doesn’t... read more

Something Beautiful

Amanda Gernentz Hanson

Cordelia and Declan have been best friends since they were three years old. By the time they hit middle school, Cordelia—Cord, to Declan—is already feeling the blackness in her life as depression takes hold. Their mutual attraction to each other leads to a serious high school relationship, one with their foundation of friendship at the forefront. Cordelia seems to have her mental health under ... read more

Cordelia and Declan have been best friends since they were three years old. By the time they hit middle school, Cordelia—Cord, to Declan—is already feeling the blackness in her life as depression takes hold. Their mutual attraction to each other leads to a serious high school relationship, one with their foundation of friendship at the forefront. Cordelia seems to have her mental health under ... read more

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