Archive for October, 2018

school visits

One of my goals for this new school year is to do more school visits. To help make that happen, I’ve created this Leila Sales school visit flyer. Click on it, let me know what you think, and maybe invite me to visit your school (or your kids’ school, or your former school, or just sic me on a stranger’s school, whatever). I’m living in Austin, Texas; I’m frequently in NYC; my family is in Boston; and I love to travel so if you have students who don’t live in any of those places, it’s not too much of a hard sell to get me to come to wherever you are.

Hope to see some of you over the course of this school year!

Links for you

Do you need some things to read on the internet so you don’t have to go address your to-do list? Great — here are some things for you to read!

Firstly, I wrote up a list of seven strategies to keep online bullying out of your life for the website SheKnows. These are all techniques that I worked out while I was writing If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say, and they are valuable for all of us (even if you don’t think of yourself as ever participating in social media tear-downs).

On a lighter note, I wrote a mostly-fictional humor essay for Points in Case called “As a Writer, I Am the Most Important Person in This Relationship and on Earth.” It is definitely, not even a little bit, no way, based on me.

Also, if you want to read any interviews with me about If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say, you can do that! I had really in-depth conversations with the Mary Sue and North of the Internet about public shaming, social justice, and saying the wrong things online. If you read these interviews and have your own responses, let me know — I’d love to discuss these issues with you, too.