Lee Wind

Lee Wind is the author of the young adult novel “Queer as a Five-Dollar Bill,” named a BookLife Prize Semi-Finalist and one of Publishers Weekly’s Top Five Independently Published Middle Grade and Young Adult Books of 2018. Lee is the founding blogger and publisher of I’m Here. I’m Queer. What The Hell Do I Read?, an award-winning website about books, culture, and empowerment for Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Questioning and Queer youth, and their Allies. For more than 11 years, readers from 100-plus countries have racked up 2.6 million page views. In his “Clark Kent” jobs, Lee is the director of marketing and programming at the Independent Book Publishers Association and the official blogger for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. His Superhero job is writing, inspired by our world’s amazing — and untold — LGBTQ history. Lee lives in Los Angeles with his husband and their teenage daughter. “Queer as a Five-Dollar Bill” is his debut novel.

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