Leila Sales grew up outside Boston, USA and graduated from the University of Chicago. Now she lives in Brooklyn, New York, and works as an editor for Penguin Childrens Books. She has a website: www.leilasales.com and tweets @LeilaSalesBooks and is on facebook: LeilaWrites. She has published two previous novels, Mostly Good Girls and Past Perfect, which are not yet published in the UK.
There is nothing I love more than seeing books I edited in a bookstore, waiting patiently for a reader, right where… https://t.co/nngHWUbYak
by @LeilaSalesBooks - an hour ago
I DONT WANT TO WAIT
FOR OUR LIVES TO BE OVER https://t.co/oHuemWpnnP
by @LeilaSalesBooks - 8 hours ago
Happy book bday, @DanielleYUllman! I edited this book and I am SO excited to share it with you all today. Let me kn… https://t.co/C92R7eeduU
by @LeilaSalesBooks - 2 days ago
@2AvSagas ever figure this one out? I'm still curious!
@Dwade I'm so sorry, Dan. It won't always be like this.
107223955974473 - 2 months ago
Kendra Levin, Life Coach for Writers's THE HERO IS YOU is the most inspiring and helpful gift you can get any writer in your life. And for the holidays, she's offering personalized motivational messages to go along with it. As the beneficiary of many of Kendra's motivational messages, I swear that this is something every writer could benefit from. http://kendracoaching.com/#holidayoffer
107223955974473 - 5 months ago
Just printed out my essay for tonight's Spine Out reading series at Dixon Place! I'm psyched to share this story with you. Spoiler: IT'S ABOUT GYMNASTICS. http://dixonplace.org/performances/spine-out-novelists-read-personal-essays-3/
107223955974473 - 7 months ago
My all-time favorite quote about writing. I'm sure I've posted it here before, but for me it never loses its wisdom:
“You should feel when writing, not like Lord Byron on a mountain top, but like a child stringing beads in kindergarten—happy, absorbed and quietly putting one bead on after another.”—Brenda Ueland
I learn so much from the books I edit. They make me interested in topics I wouldn't otherwise care about. Without Caela Carter's TUMBLING, I wouldn't be watching the Olympic gymnastics trials this weekend. Without Sharon Biggs Waller's THE FORBIDDEN ORCHID, it wouldn't have occurred to me to visit Kew Garden when I was in London. Without Jonathan Stokes' THE THRIFTY TIME TRAVELER'S GUIDE TO ANCIENT ROME, I would have been less engaged with every historical site I saw in Italy. I could go on. The books I edit make me invested in all sorts of things outside my immediate experience, and I am so grateful to them for that.
107223955974473 - 8 months ago
So honored that ONCE WAS A TIME has been nominated for the ALA Notables List! http://www.alsc.ala.org/blog/2016/06/notable-childrens-books-nominees-summer-2016-alaac16/
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