Lee Wind Newsletter #27 - Sept 14 -27, 2013

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Hi!

We're back to the every-two week schedule. Enjoy the twenty-seventh edition of my newsletter!

It's organized into four sections, 

1.  New on the "I'm Here. I'm Queer. What the Hell do I Read?" Blog
2.  Lee's News
3.  Children's Literature, SCBWI and Publishing World Updates
4.  Current Inspiration

I hope you find it useful and inspiring.

Thanks for reading!
Namaste,
Lee

p.s.  If you'd like to be in touch, please don't hit reply - just send me an email directly at iamle...@gmail.com  Thanks!


1.  New on the "I'm Here. I'm Queer.  What the Hell do I Read?" Blog:


Books:

Run, Clarissa, Run- A Transgender Teen Struggles To Be Themselves In A Small Town http://bit.ly/18rCBvW #lgbtq 

"Concerned Grandparent" wants to BURN "A Bad Kitty Christmas" b/c it includes 2-mom family http://bit.ly/18poeIw

KC, at Bat - A Gay Teen Gets His Turn At Bat... For Love http://bit.ly/17Zpq4v #LGBTQ 

The Revenge Game- Teens of Privilege, Secrets, & Betrayals (With Gay Main Characters!) http://bit.ly/18c6Oio

Homo- A Small Town Gay Teen, Used To Flying Under The Radar, Gets Outed http://bit.ly/18hwAC0 #LGBTQ 


Culture, Politics, & Gay-Straight Alliance Info:

Jodi Good's "Definitely Different" Music Video http://bit.ly/1auZMFa

#BannedBooksWeek, the Ender's Game boycott & the accountability of Art vs. Artist http://bit.ly/17WILTM

Totally Biased: The God Debate - funny & thought-provoking! http://bit.ly/155x8GY

Awesome gay marriage proposal - as a mini (musical!) documentary http://bit.ly/19aRqQr #LGBTQ 


2.  Lee's News:

I've added some new functionality, where you can now follow my "I'm Here. I'm Queer. What the Hell do I Read?" blog via e-mail (if you would like an email every time I post.) You can read all about it here: http://bit.ly/18fFJLc

In other news, I'm starting to book speaker visits for this school year - you can find out lots more about my presentations (Discover LGBTQ History & SAFE SPACE: Ending Anti-Gay Bullying in Our Culture... And In YOUR School) and my Smashing Stereotypes Workshops here: http://www.smashingstereotypes.org/

My corporate Empowering Diversity keynote and workshop info is here: http://empowerdiversitynow.com/

Between my speaking gigs, working on the radio show, blogging and writing, it's shaping up to be a busy - and wonderful - Fall!


3.  Children's Literature, SCBWI and Publishing Updates 

Lindsay Wright Wins The #SCBWI 2013 Sue Alexander Award!  http://bit.ly/1he1tsd

#SCBWI's Newest Award Is For Independently Published Writers & Illustrators  http://bit.ly/15peHNE

#SCBWI 2013 Crystal Kite Winners Meg McKinlay & Kyle Hughes-Odgers (for "Ten Tiny Things")  http://bit.ly/18izS7b

Barbara Kingsolver on the difference between fiction & nonfiction http://bit.ly/1f1aTsV #SCBWI 


4.  Current Inspiration:

“Success without fulfillment is the ultimate failure” – Tony Robbins, as quoted by Fred, the life coach sitting next to me on a recent plane flight.



Lee Wind, M.Ed.
Blogger, Author, Speaker

Founding Blogger of "I'm Here. I'm Queer. What the Hell do I Read?"  (Voted Best GLBT Book Blog, BBAW 2009 and 2011) at http://www.leewind.org
Official Blogger for SCBWI: THE BLOG at http://scbwi.blogspot.com/ and Captain of SCBWI Team Blog
Co-Regional Advisor, SCBWI Los Angeles 
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