I am very happy to present my brand new cover for Melouq! Since I first published Melouq, my debut YA novel, I’ve been looking and looking for the perfect cover. I didn’t get it right the first or second time, but maybe I should have known! Third time’s the charm!
This Tuesday the 25th of July was the book signing ceremony of The Lion that Dressed as a Sheep and The Magic Palm! Diwan Maadi was kind enough to host the ceremony. There I met young readers, spoke about my experience in writing, and read sections of each book for the audience. I was soContinue reading “Book Signing: The Lion that Dressed as a Sheep & The Magic Palm!”
I am very happy to finally release my third children’s book! The Magic Palm is a short story written with a lot of love about an Egyptian boy who lives on a date farm with his family… and experiences an unexpected bit of magic. Currently available on Amazon Kindle and Print. Enjoy!
Last Saturday, the Egyptian Board of Books for Young People (EBBY) and the Shoura Assembly of Agriculture held an awards ceremony at the Zamalek Library. Well attended by local and regional publishers, authors, and illustrators, the day began with an award ceremony for the four winners of the Ardena or “Our Land” competition. Organized by EBBYContinue reading “EBBY- Ardena Competition Results”
Last Tuesday, I was invited to dinner at the British Embassy as a finalist for the UK Alumni Award – Category: Professional Achievement. The British Embassy in Egypt organized an inspiring event where they brought together UK alumni with significant achievements in: professional, entrepreneurial, and social achievements. It was a wonderful night where these hardContinue reading “Finalist for UK Alumni Award”
This Wednesday, I had the privilege of visiting the Canadian International School in Egypt where I spoke to students from different grades about writing in Egypt and my two books, Melouq and The Lion that Dressed as a Sheep. The day started with a warm welcome from the elementary school and a presentation to GradesContinue reading “School Visit at CISE”
During CAC’s book fair last week, I was asked to introduce my book “The Lion that Dressed as a Sheep” to the elementary students in a story telling session. We sat on comfortable bean bags after school, surrounded by books and holiday decorations. Further information can be found at this article published by CAC here.
Yesterday, I had the privilege of visiting the American International School in Egypt. I walked onto the beautiful campus with the goal of speaking to the middle school about my debut novel, Melouq. Furthermore, I was informed that it would be the end of reading month at AIS, so anything I could add about the importance ofContinue reading “School Visit at AIS”
Yesterday marked the date of the first book signing of Dina Elabd’s debut book, Melouq. After initially being released online via Amazon Kindle Stores, Melouq is officially for sale in Diwan bookstores across Cairo. The event was generously hosted by Diwan bookstores in their spacious branch in Maadi, Cairo. First, a short summary of theContinue reading “Melouq Book Signing”
The 35th IBBY International Congress came to an end, and I’m sure all attendees can agree that it was a great success and that they will miss New Zealand. The complete list of IBBY honor list books are presented in a video here. A great deal of interesting talks and seminars were held. What stands outContinue reading “Overview of the 35th IBBY International Congress”