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Paranormal/Fantasy Author Leslie Esdaile “L.A.” Banks Needs Our Help

22 June 2011 2 Comments by

Author L. A. Banks at PhauxCon 2009

At the first PhauxCon I attended back in 2009, the guest of honor was paranormal/fantasy author Leslie Esdaile (L.A. Banks). She’s penned the successful book series Crimson Moon, Vampire Huntress, and Neteru Academy, and has been on the New York Times and USA-Today best sellers lists. Sadly, this talented author (who also happens to be a wonderful lady), has has been diagnosed with late stage adrenal cancer.

The message below has been posted to her official website:

She is facing an uphill battle in her struggle with serious illness. Please know that as Leslie needs all of her energy in this fight, she is absolutely not able to receive visitors, answer emails, texts or phone calls, or receive flowers. What she is able to receive is your continued prayers.

Also, Leslie’s medical expenses are mounting at an astronomical rate. If you wish to assist Leslie, a fund has been established to help with these ever increasing expenses. If you wish to send donations (please note that donations are not tax-deductible). For further information on how to donate, please see the donations page.

Please respect the privacy of Leslie and her family during this most difficult of times.

On behalf of all of your prayers and support, Leslie, her daughter Helena, her sister Liza and all of her family and friends sincerely thank you.

A special fund has been set up to assist with her mounting medical bills, and dozens of her supporters in various industries have also put together a special auction on eBay to help raise funds for her ongoing care. The auction began yesterday, and runs through July 1, 2011. You can view the items up for bid at www.labanksauction.org/Auction.htm.

If you wish to send donations (please note that donations are not tax-deductible) to help Leslie, please see the information listed below:

Leslie Esdaile Fund
Account #81538801
Police and Fire Federal Credit Union
Operations Center
901 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-2404

All of us here at The Convention Fans Blog wish Leslie and her family all the best, and we hope for a full and speedy recovery.

Share Your Heart. Help LA Banks by Bidding Early and Often in the Auction.



  • Rebecca Hamilton Paranormal Fantasy Writer said:

    I am so sorry to read this terrible news. I am sending well wishes her way and hopes that she will overcome this. Is there any way to stay up to date on how she is doing as well? I hope to hear things have taken a positive turn soon. Be well, Ms Banks. You are a beautiful person full of life and creation. Hold to that.

  • Admin said:

    I believe her Facebook page is being updated/monitored by a friend of the family.