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Written by Morphus on Thursday, 04 August 2011 01:26   

Leslie Esdaile Banks, the prolific author of a best-selling series of vampire novels, romance books, paranormal thrillers and works of nonfiction, died

 

Her production totaled more than 40 books, many of which were set in Philadelphia and featured African-American characters.

 

Banks, who wrote her vampire titles under the name L.A. Banks and also used the pseudonyms Leslie Esdaile and Leslie E. Banks, was also known for her support of other writers.

 

Former Daily News columnist and author Solomon Jones said that Leslie "was a mentor, always willing to help. You don't see that a lot among authors. She was also helpful to me on the business side. She was very familiar with the business world, and that helped with her success."

 

"She was a very loving person," Jones said. "She was known for her big hugs. When she gave you a big hug and a smile, you knew she meant it."

 

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