Category Archives: Links

Now on the Nook

Finally, for those of you who don’t own a Kindle, PAINTED BLACK is now available at Barnes & Noble as an epub download!

I am told if you download it in unprotected format from B&N, you can read it on any ereader or app that reads epub files, such as Kobo, Sony and even the iPhone.  If you do use it on something other than the Nook and run into problems reading it, let me know and I’ll see what I can do to help.

Next step:  Trade Paperback available Spring 2012!

BARNES & NOBLE | Painted Black by Debra Borys, New Libri Press | NOOK Book (eBook).

Invisible People TV

An opportunity to learn and help at the same time.


I need your help to continue telling these stories and reaching out into the streets, under the bridges, park benches, shelters and tent cities — in two months on the road we have been able to see huge results!

via – Razoo.

Webinar on LGBTQ Homelessness

Among the many homeless youth on our streets, it is particularly difficult for anyone lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.  If you want to know more, try attending this webinar which talks about the issue from both a Canadian and US perspective.

In this webinar, we’ll hear from Toronto-based researcher Ilona Alex Abramovich, who will discuss what’s behind the high incidence of homelessness among LGBTQ young people in Canada, how service providers are responding, and where needs still remain.

Following, we’ll hear from Jama Shelton of the New York City based service provider The Ali Forney Centre (AFC), whose goal is to provide homeless LGBTQ youths, aged 16-24

via CHRA – WEBINAR: Shelter From the Storm: Understanding and Responding to Homelessness Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Youth.

Housing the Homeless

The Pacific Garden Mission is the oldest continuously running mission in the country. Countless lives have been touched by their various ministry outreaches in some form or another. Only God knows what seeds have been planted and only in eternity will those who have served be able to reap the boundless benefits and blessings due to them.

More than 166,000 people in Chicago are homeless in a year’s time. The mission reaches out to the homeless in Chicago providing sleeping accommodations for the night, delicious hot meals, and other resources if the need arises.

via Housing the Homeless and Sharing the Gospel in Chicago – The Pacific Garden Mission.

New Pongo Poetry

I am on the news list for this writing project in Seattle that is helping youth at risk express themselves through poetry.  I invite you to visit their site and maybe even purchase one of their books to support them, but more importantly, to learn a little what it is like to live the lives of these young poets.

The Pongo Publishing Teen Writing Project is a volunteer, nonprofit effort with Seattle teens who are in jail, on the streets, or in other ways leading difficult lives. We help these young people express themselves through poetry and other forms of writing. In our work we ask the teens to speak from the heart about who they are as people, and the teens often respond by writing about traumatic losses that occurred when they were little children, losses such as the death of a parent, abandonment, neglect, abuse, and a parent’s addiction. These traumas from their childhood have left the teens feeling depressed, confused, angry, and prone to substance abuse and destructive acting-out. But the writing process makes a difference.

via Who We Are | Pongo Teen Writing.