|Leslie Eisdaile Banks|
Those words are from the bible (Matthew 24:36) and while they mean many things under many circumstances, today for readers and writers alike, today they mean a farewell to a talented and lovely woman. Author Leslie Eisdaile Banks, also widely known as LA Banks, passed today.
Known to many of us for her bright and passionate romances, Leslie is also going to be remembered for her stunning Vampire Huntress series. More than that though, many of us will remember her for simply being kind, generous, and funny. While Leslie was a woman who took the time and invested the passion that it takes to nurture the art and craft of writing, she was also a woman who was willing to read and edit for others. She was a fabulous storyteller who happily shared her experiences with other writers and with just a few well chosen words, she could take you there with ease -- and make you like it.
None of us could have predicted that today would be the day when Leslie would succumb to illness, but anyone who ever shared her company could have told you that she was loved by family and friends, alike. Anyone who ever turned the pages of her stories could tell you that she and her work will be remembered by readers and writers for many years to come. In the company of other writers, there will be smiles and fond memories every time her name is mentioned.
And all of that is good.
Well done, Leslie. You will be missed.