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Name:Lawrence Schimel
Birthdate:Oct 16
Location:Madrid, Spain
Ex-pat writer (sounds like such a cliché!) living in Madrid since January, 1999. I write for a living, all sorts of things: mostly fiction, lately a lot of children's books--writing in both Spanish and English--but in my checkered literary past there are all sorts of oddities, like a cookbook, 15 astrology titles, a biography of tennis players Venus & Serena Williams, etc.

I also translate, from Spanish into English: children's books, film scripts, the promotional magazine for a Spanish bodega, a series of pamphlets to accompany 70 model trains to be sold in weekly installments via kiosks in the UK...

Before leaving NYC I was the co-chair of the Publishing Triangle for two years. For five years, I was the Spain Regional Advisor for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

Llevo casi una decada viviendo en Madrid. Soy escritor, en muchos distintos registros y géneros, incluyendo el comic, libros infantiles, narativa, poesia, erotica, ciencia ficción, etc.

Some of my books include:

FAIRY TALES FOR WRITERS (A Midsummer Night's Press)
FIRST PERSON QUEER (with Richard Labonté; Arsenal Pulp Press)
BEST DATE EVER: TRUE STORIES THAT CELEBRATE GAY RELATIONSHIPS (Alyson)
THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF NEW GAY EROTICA (UK-Constable Robinson/US-Carroll & Graf)
THE FUTURE IS QUEER (with Richard Labonté; Arsenal Pulp Press)
TWO BOYS IN LOVE: STORIES OF ROMANCE AND DESIRE (Seventh Window)
PoMoSEXUALS: CHALLENGING ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT GENDER AND SEXUALITY (with Carol Queen; Cleis Press)
SWITCH HITTERS: LESBIANS WRITE GAY MALE EROTICA AND GAY MEN WRITE LESBIAN EROTICA (with Carol Quen; Cleis Press)
FOUND TRIBE: JEWISH COMING OUT STORIES (Sherman Asher)
KOSHER MEAT: gay Jewish erotica (Sherman Asher)
THE DRAG QUEEN OF ELFLAND (Circlet)
THINGS INVISIBLE TO SEE: LESBIAN AND GAY TALES OF MAGIC REALISM (Circlet)
VACATION IN IBIZA (graphic novel; NBM)
TWO HEARTS DESIRE: GAY COUPLES ON THEIR LOVE (out-of-print, was from St. Martin's Press)
BOY MEETS BOY (out-of-print; was from St. Martin's Press)
THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF GAY EROTICA (out-of-print; was from Carroll & Graf)
STREETS OF BLOOD: VAMPIRE STORIES FROM NEW YORK CITY (Cumberland House)
FIELDS OF BLOOD: VAMPIRE STORIES FROM THE AMERICAN HEARTLAND (Cumberland House)
TAROT FANTASTIC (DAW Books; out of print)
CAMELOT FANTASTIC (DAW Books; out of print)
etc.

Back in print:

VAMPIRE STORIES FROM THE AMERICAN SOUTH (Metro Books)
VAMPIRE STORIES FROM NEW ENGLAND (Metro Books)

Algunos de mis libros infantiles escritos en español (la mayoría illustrados por Sara Rojo Pérez):

COSAS QUE PUEDO HACER YO SOLO (Macmillan)
MARÍA Y EL MUSEO (Ediciones La Librería)
ANDRÉS Y LOS COPISTAS (Ediciones La Librería)
LA AVENTURA DE CECILIA Y EL DRAGÓN (Candela/Bibliópolis)
MANUAL PRÁCTICO PARA VIAJAR EN OVNI (Candela/Bibliópolis)
MI GATA EUREKA (Candela/Bibliópolis)
¿LEES UN LIBRO CONMIGO? (Panamericana)
AMIGOS Y VECINOS (Ediciones La Librería)
NO HAY NADA COMO EL ORIGINAL (Destino; también Oxford University Press)
LA GOLONDRINA PEREGRINA (Aldeasa)
MISTERIO EN EL JARDÍN (Kalandraka)

Award and honors:

I won a Lambda Literary award for FIRST PERSON QUEER and also for PoMoSEXUALS and have been a finalist on 11 other occasions. I've also been a finalist for the Firecracker Alternative Book Award (twice), the Small Press Book Award (twice), the ForeWord Book of the Year Award (twice), and the Spectrum Award (twice).
I won the Rhysling Award for SF Poetry for my poem "How to Make a Human".
My picture book NO HAY NADA COMO EL ORIGINAL (illustrated by Sara Rojo Pérez) was selected by the International Youth Library in Munich for the White Ravens 2005.
My picture book ¿LEES UN LIBRO CONMIGO? (illustrated by Sara Rojo Pérez) was chosen by IBBY for Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities 2007.

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I can be reached via email at desayunoencama [at] gmail.com
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