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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. Kane says:

    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.