Lee Wind Newsletter #25 - July 8, 2013 - July 21, 2013

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Jul 23, 2013, 11:22:16 AM7/23/13
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Hi!  

I hope you're enjoying our Northern Hemisphere summer, and to add to the fun, here's the twenty-fifth 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.  Speaker Visit News
3.  Children's Literature, SCBWI and Publishing 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:

I Used To Think I'd Make A Good Boy - a short form memoir about growing up Gender Queer http://bit.ly/183VPtU

Awakened - a gay teen discovers he's a shifter/werewolf http://bit.ly/10Lc35v

The Caged Miko and the Whimsical Witch: A Manga of Magical Lesbian Romance http://bit.ly/173PiL4 Review by Aaron Walsh

The Day I Became A Butterfly: Dreamy Queer Manga Love Stories http://bit.ly/1arRSwB Review by Aaron Walsh

Positive- a young woman & her bi boyfriend learn she's HIV positive, & he's not. http://bit.ly/1dngp5A

Refuse - A Fictional Transgender Memoir of a 22 year old Morrissey Fan http://bit.ly/15fExE8

Winger - A 14 year old at Boarding School has a Gay Best Friend http://bit.ly/12Kg2kd

Culture, Politics, & Gay-Straight Alliance Info:

Define Me - a Gay/Lesbian/Queer Music Video About Labels & Name Calling You Have To See http://bit.ly/1ah7Edx


2.  Speaker Visit News:

I'm looking forward to the 42nd Annual SCBWI Summer Conference, coming up in Los Angeles August 2-5, 2013.  

Once again I have the honor of hosting and moderating the LGBTQ Q&A session.  The Q&A will feature conference faculty and we'll have a great discussion about including LGBTQ characters and themes in our work for children and teens!  Attending the conference?  Make sure to join us - Friday, August 2, 2013 from 8pm-9pm in Olympic II.  

Want to attend?  Check out the details and registration information here: http://www.scbwi.org/Conference.aspx?Con=12


3.  Children's Literature, SCBWI and Publishing Updates 

StoryApp Author Sarah Towle: The Exclusive #LA13SCBWI Team Blog Interview http://bit.ly/15i2eM9

2013 Kid Lit Industry News Updates  #scbwi http://bit.ly/12PNGQK

Edie Parsons Wins #scbwi's Karen and Phillip Cushman Late Bloomer Award! http://bit.ly/1aq2Xhs

#scbwi 2013 Crystal Kite Award Winner Neil Malherbe (for "The Magyar Conspiracy") http://bit.ly/13PWufG

The 2013 #scbwi Summer Conference Is Nearly Sold-Out! http://bit.ly/12muBKy #LA13SCBWI 

The Hero's Journey... Explained by Puppets! http://bit.ly/171txeO

Editor Namrata Tripathi's #LA13SCBWI Team Blog Interview http://bit.ly/18sO40P + a contest to win an ARC!

4.  Current Inspiration:

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."Dr. Maya Angelou, http://mayaangelou.com/news/13/


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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