When you send a text message on the Verizon network, you can address your text by choosing a name out of your contact list, or you can address it by typing in a phone number. You can also type in a name. And if you type in L-E-I-L-A, then-- bizarrely-- your text will come to me. This is a blog about the texts I have received. All of them are from strangers, intended for other Leilas, but obviously they missed their marks.
I'm the author of the novels MOSTLY GOOD GIRLS, PAST PERFECT, and the forthcoming THIS SONG WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE. I also, for five years, received thousands of text messages intended for strangers named Leila on the Verizon network (http://theleilatexts.blogspot.com). Learn more about me at http://www.leilasales.com.