The Before Now and After Then

Young Adult, Gay & Lesbian

By Dionne Abouelela

Publisher : Pen Name Publishing

ABOUT Dionne Abouelela

Dionne Abouelela
I am the owner and Editor in Chief of Pen Name Publishing and its imprint, French Press Bookworks. We seek indie authors from a variety of genres who want to publish within a supportive community.   I love to chat all things books, feel free to reach out!


Danny Goldstein has always lived in the shadow of his identical, twin brother Sam. But when a hurricane of events forces him into the spotlight, he starts to realize that the only thing he’s truly afraid of is himself. With the help of his costume changing friend Cher, a famous gay uncle with a mysterious past of his own, two aging punk rocker parents and Rusty, the boy who will become his something to live for, Danny begins to realize that the music of the heart is truly the soundtrack for living.