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.
I just described myself in a text as "a neurotic bulldog plagued by regrets," which seems accurate, albeit sad.
by @LeilaSalesBooks - 5 hours ago
When you post the same pics to insta and fbook and I see them twice, it makes me uncomfortably aware of just how much I'm procrastinating.
by @LeilaSalesBooks - 21 hours ago
Is there anything I could love more than quadruplets running a marathon. Maybe quadruplet gymnasts? https://t.co/EEMytusIQ7 via @NewYorker
by @LeilaSalesBooks - yesterday
RT @minakimes: why does every patriots receiver look like the rich kid in a CW show https://t.co/oPxQv2cjtk
@meghannn who would even want to have a party without you?
107223955974473 - one month 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 - 3 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 - 4 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/
Tonight at 6:30pm I'm kicking off my UK book tour at the Piccadilly Waterstones. Come join me, Harriet Reuter Hapgood (THE SQUARE ROOT OF SUMMER), Sarra Manning (LONDON BELONGS TO US), and Sarah Crossan (ONE) for a discussion, Q&A, book signing, and loads more YA fun!
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