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Leila Sales

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in Cambridge, Massachusetts, The United States
April 20, 1984

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Leila Sales was born in 1984 and grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in psychology in 2006. Now she lives in Brooklyn, New York, and works in the mostly glamorous world of children's book publishing. Leila spends most of her time thinking about sleeping, kittens, dance parties, and stories that she wants to write.


***Please note that I do not respond to messages sent to me via Goodreads mail. I love hearing from readers, but would ask you to email me at leila@leilasales.com, or tweet at me @LeilaSalesBooks. Thank you!

If you’ve ever talked to me for longer than ten minutes, you’ve probably discovered that I’ve spent years involved in the University of Chicago’s Scav Hunt, that it is one of my favorite things in the world, and that I can talk about it endlessly. So, after nearly 15 years of being involved in Scav, it brings me so much joy to announce that I am going to be editing a collection of Scav Hunt sto...

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This Song Will Save Your Life

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Tonight the Streets Are Ours

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Mostly Good Girls

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Once Was a Time

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“Sometimes people think they know you. They know a few facts about you, and they piece you together in a way that makes sense to them. And if you don't know yourself very well, you might even believe that they are right. But the truth is, that isn't you. That isn't you at all.”
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“Well, you can't have heartbreak without love," Dan pointed out. "If your heart was really broken, then at least you know you really loved him.”
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“That's the problem with life. You never get enough time to stare at your ceiling and try to figure out what's going on.”
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Dani *people problems*`You are what you love, not who loves you` I loved This Song Will Save Your Life!
PLease write a sequel!!!!!!!!!


Shelley Thanks for accepting my friend request! I love your books! :)

-Shelley xx


Lucinda Dear Leila,
Thank you so much for acepting my friendship request here on Goodreads. I am delighted to have won a copy of your novel " This Song will Save your Life" (through a first-read giveaway), and i really look forward to reading and reviewing it.
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


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Tara Thank you for accepting my friend request:)
Loved your book, Mostly Good Girls!


Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Leila! :D


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