As many people know, our cherished and beautiful spirit, the talented New York Times bestselling author Leslie Esdaile Banks is gravely ill. She has been diagnosed with late stage adrenal cancer. This breaks the hearts of her fellow authors and fans, and we pray for her family, and for comfort and healing.
At the age of 51, Leslie has penned over 40 novels and 12 novellas, generating legions of adoring fans with her vampire huntress book series that she writes under the name L.A. Banks.
Last year, after being fed up with the soaring costs of health insurance, Leslie, a resident of Philadelphia, sent an email to President Obama, and before she knew it, the White House called and asked her to introduce the President before his speech at Arcadia University. She did so, and I remember watching her that day as she did her introductions, and our President approached the podium and hugged her. She did an amazing job - what an honor! I've never had the privilege of meeting Ms. Banks, but I watched her with great pride.
Ms. Banks could use our support in prayer. Blessings to you, sister-in-pen Leslie, and God's speed!
If you wish to send donations (please note that donations are not tax-deductible) to help Leslie, please mail a check to the address below, and note the acct. # and fund name:
Leslie Esdaile Fund
Police and Fire Federal Credit Union
901 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-2404
If you live in Philadelphia, PA, you may take donations directly to any Police and Fire Federal Credit Union branch.