Leila Sales

Photo by Jörg Meyer

Photo by Jörg Meyer

Editor and author, Leila Sales, talks to Giuseppe Castellano about her editing days at Viking; the role of an editor; how her writing process is “probably not great”; what inspired her book, If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say; and why cancel culture needs to be canceled.

Here are a few of the editors, authors, and illustrators they mention: May Massee (Viking founder), Ludwig Bemelmans, Robert McCloskey, Ellen Tarry and Marie Hall Ets (authors of “My Dog Rinty”), William Steig, Roald Dahl, Mildred D. Taylor (author of “ Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry”), Sarah Dessen, Laurie Halse Anderson, Lane Smith, Simms Taback, and Anna Dewdney.

To learn more about Leila and her books, visit leilasales.com.

Leila recommends Jon Ronson’s book, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed. It is required reading for anyone on social media.

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Music for the podcast was created by Oatmello.