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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!
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Looking back on three years of running my own business

Three and a half years ago, I left my full-time job at Penguin and moved to Austin. And then, three years ago, I launched my book development business, the Book Engineer.

The Book Engineer isn’t a single publishing thing—it’s not a publisher or an agency or another type of business that’s a common part of the industry. It’s a consultancy, I guess, but I am always reluctant to use that word because

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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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L 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!


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