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Writers Against Racism: Novelist L.A. Banks Has Died

One of my Facebook friends posted a “prayers for L.A. Banks” note about a month ago and today, as I was reading my Twitter feed, Neesha put out a tweet that Leslie Esdaile Banks had passed away this morning.

Neesha Meminger
NeeshaMem Neesha Meminger
l.a. banks passed away this morning. may she rest in peace:

So sad.  Banks suffered from late stage adrenal cancer and her family and friends have established a fund to help with expenses.  There’s also a Writers’ Bash being held in her honor. Click HERE for more info.

Rest in peace, Leslie, and thank you for your tireless contributions to the literary world.


  1. We are all saddened by L.A.’s passing. Her courage to step into the paranormal genre inspired me to begin my own undead series. I felt the passion in her writing and often imagined myself speaking directly to her about her inspiration in becoming one of the best authors. L.A. You have become a true immortal through the works of your fingers and the will of your heart. Thank you for sharing. We will miss you.