ABOUT LEE WIND

  • Lee is the head of SCBWI Team Blog and the official blogger for SCBWI (at http://scbwi.blogspot.com)   

    His personal blog, “I’m Here. I’m Queer. What the Hell do I Read?
    covers LGBTQ Teen Books, Culture and Politics, and has had over 3.1 million visits from LGBTQ Teens and their allies. It’s a Children’s Book
    Council “Great Diversity Blog” and is linked from the American Library
    Association’s Rainbow Books List
    .

    Lee is represented by Marietta Zacker of the Gallt Zacker Agency. 

    His books include, 
    NO WAY, THEY WERE GAY? Hidden Lives and Secret Loves (Zest Books/Lerner Publishing Group, April 2021)
    QUEER AS A FIVE-DOLLAR BILL (Oct 2018)
    And the upcoming
    RED AND GREEN AND BLUE AND WHITE (Levine Querido, October 2021, Picture Book Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky.)
    He won the 2010 Honorable Mention for the Sue Alexander Most Promising New Work Award for his middle grade manuscript, “Over God.” He completed a six month mentorship with Emma Dryden via the SCBWI Nevada mentorship program, where he worked with the renowned editor on a revision of that same project.

    His interviews and articles have been published widely, including the 2014 May/June “Writing For Kids & Teens” Writer’s Digest Magazine, the November 2013 cover story in Office Pro magazine, the 2012 and 2011 editions of Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market, the September 2010 issue of Hunger Mountain, the Vermont College of Fine Arts’ Journal Of The Arts and Crossed Genres Magazine

    He was the co-Regional Advisor (along with Sarah Laurenson) of SCBWI – Los Angeles, as well as a producer, writer and on-air contributor for the short-lived but awesome public radio program about children’s and Teen literature, KID LIT With Lisa Loeb.

    You can contact him at leewind (at) roadrunner (dot) com

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • I’m an Author

    My mission is to write books that had I read them as a kid would have changed my life. I don’t have a time machine, so I pay it forward with books and my blog. I’m represented by Marietta Zacker at The Gallt Zacker Agency.

    a Blogger
    My vision is to be a resource, share inspiration and empower diversity in the worlds of children’s and teen literature as well as LGBTQ rights and culture. My personal blog is I’m Here. I’m Queer. What the Hell Do I Read?

    I am also the Official Blogger for SCBWI at SCBWI: The Blog and I lead SCBWI Team Blog at our Official SCBWI Conference Blog.


    My day job is for the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) as their director of marketing and programming. My superhero job is writing to empower kids and teens.

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