In Real Life

An English-Spanish Novel in Poems

In Real Life: An Online Love Story is the first of its kind—a bilingual novel-in-poetry written by popular Spanish-language poet Leticia Sala. Set in Sala's home city of Barcelona, In Real Life centers on a young woman who finds romance online. It's love at first "like"—except there's a catch: her paramour lives in New York. Will he uproot his life to pursue a relationship with her?

Real love is light
The rest is electricity

When her love interest surprises her by moving to Spain, it seems like the start of a fairytale, but life and love turn out to be far more complicated than the perfectly crafted images we see on Instagram.

A novel-in-poetry about love, longing, and growing up in the age of social media, In Real Life captures our infatuation with technology, our fascination with travel and language, and our age-old obsession with romance.


Leticia Sala was born in Barcelona in 1989 and graduated with a degree in Law in 2012. She began publishing her writing in her Instagram account and a few months afterward received an offer from a publisher to bring out her first book, Scrolling after Sex, a compilation of stories and poems, drawings and photographs. Since that time she has been a full-time writer.
Leticia has been a regular contributor to Vogue Spain, writing poems on request as well as think pieces. Her poems have also appeared in Vogue Italy and Vogue International. She has written scripts and voice overs for videos for brands such as Nike, Dropbox, and Gucci. She has also written songs for internationally renowned Spanish singers, such as Rosalía and Aitana. Last year she was selected for Mango’s international campaign as one of six game-changing women who have reinvented their roles. She has a close relationship with Belletrist, the book community co-founded by Emma Roberts, in which she was recently featured.