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 2.4 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 Danielle Smith of Red Fox Literary. 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.
Lee speaks at schools (to students and faculty) about Creating SAFE SPACE and ending anti-gay (and all) bullying, smashing stereotypes, and LGBTQ History.
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
I’m a Speaker
My goal when I visit schools is to empower teens (and everyone else) to be authentic – and to celebrate the diversity of that. Visit my speaker visit website here.
I am also an active conference speaker, moderator and panelist focusing on children’s and teen publishing and diversity. (Recent presentations include the 7th Annual Kidlitosphere Conference in Austin, Texas,the 2014 California School Library Association Conference in San Diego, CA and moderating an amazing picture book panel at the 2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.)
My mission as a writer is to write books that had I read them as a kid would have changed my life. I’m represented by Danielle Smith of Red Fox Literary.
My vision as a blogger 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.