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Leila Howland


Leila Howland

A graduate of Georgetown University, Leila Howland spent five years acting in New York in everything from an MTV public service announcement for safe sex to a John Guare play at Lincoln Center and was a proud company member of the award-winning Flea Theater in Tribeca. Currently, she teaches high school English and English as a second language in downtown Los Angeles and occasionally moonlights as an extra on the Young and the Restless.

Leila Howland

Books by Leila Howland

by Leila Howland - Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Becca Harrington is a reject. After being rebuffed by every college on her list, she needs a fresh start, so she packs up everything and moves to LA, giving herself one year to land an acting gig or kill herself trying. Unfortunately, not everything turns out as planned, and after a few grueling months, LA is looking like the worst idea ever. As hard as she tries, Becca can't land an agent, she's running out of cash, and her mom is hounding her to apply to more schools. 

by Leila Howland - Fiction, Young Adult 13+
Cricket Thompson is headed to Brown University in the fall. When she is offered the chance to earn money for college, she heads back to Nantucket for the summer. But the faraway island challenges Cricket in ways she hadn't anticipated. It's hard to focus on earning money for next year, when she finds her world opening up in entirely new ways. After a critical mistake, Cricket must dig deep to fight for her future.
by Leila Howland - Young Adult 14+

For Cricket Thompson, a summer spent on Nantucket with her best friend, Jules Clayton, will change everything. When Jules and her family suffer a devastating tragedy, Jules becomes a stranger to Cricket. And instead of lying on the beach, Cricket is making beds and cleaning bathrooms. But it's the things Cricket hadn't counted on --- most of all, falling hard for someone who should be off-limits --- that turn her dreams into an exhilarating, bittersweet reality.