L.A. Banks

in Philadelphia, PA, The United States
December 11, 1959

August 02, 2011



A pseudonym used by Leslie Esdaile Banks, she also wrote under the names:
Leslie E. Banks
Leslie Esdaile
Leslie Esdaile Banks
Leslie Banks
Alexis Grant

L.A. Banks, a native Philadelphian, was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton undergraduate program. With many awards to her credit, Banks also held a masters of fine arts degree in film and media arts from Temple University. She lived in Philadelphia with her family until she passed away on the morning of August 2, 2011.

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Visit L.A. Banks' page on the Macmillan website: http://us.macmillan.com/author/labanks

L.A. Banks isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but she does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from her feed.

How A "Thought for the Day" became a "RE-Rant"…

Thought for the day… that could devolve into a rant… warning…

How is it fair to hit the inboxes of working authors, asking them to step away from their writing or their lives to literally walk you through all the knots and rigors of getting published… when they don't even know you? Just sayin' – and not that you do this yourself… this is a rhetorical question for those that don't and aimed at those

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Published on March 13, 2011 15:27
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“You know some times you just have to sit still and listen to the trees.”
L.A. Banks, Bite the Bullet

“Were they ready? Did the sun rise in the east and set in the fucking west?”
L.A. Banks, Cursed to Death

“ain't nobody up there still mad about anything. all is forgiven. They love you, came to help, know what mistakes they've made and what you did, too... but it's cool, now that they crossed over." He stood and walked over to the window to get some sunshine and to mentally breathe."I didn't understand it, never did until I saw it. They're in a better place; only want you to be safe and happy. That's it. that's all they want.”
L.A. Banks, The Forbidden


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