Support for LA Banks

A message to all members of Black Author Showcase

L.A. BanksLeslie Esdaile – signed up as a member in our first year of operation and even though she was constantly busy with her Vampire Huntress series and other new projects, often took the time to answer member questions and provide help and support for others.

Right now, she needs our help more than ever. She is gravely ill and her medical bills are astronomical. The literary community (especially her fellow romance authors and readers) are pulling together to help a fellow author and all around great personality.You can read more about these efforts and participate in the auction to benefit on the following sites:

You can leave a donation via Paypal or bid on some of the wonderful items including marketing packages, readings, reviews, critiques, conferences,autographed books, interviews and more. Here’s a sample:

*Tananarive Due ARC, a signed first edition hardcover of my novel MY SOUL TO KEEP, which launched the series in 1997 and is a reader favorite, a signed ARC for my upcoming African Immortals novel, My Soul to Take, OR a 30-minute phone conference and feedback on 20 pages of fiction. (I am a writing coach and MFA instructor)

*Zane A signed DVD set of my Cinemax Series #1, A set of 10 autographed books

*Charlaine Harris FIRST EDITION novels from the Sookie Stackhouse series. The titles are Dead in the Family, and Dead Reckoning

*CRITIQUE: of A PROPOSAL by LA Bank’s editor

*ONE AGENT READING of Synopsis and Three Chapters #1

*TWA Solutions Trade Book Cover, eBook Cover & Interior Design

*Registration for the RT Book Lovers Convention 2012

There is much, much more. Lots of services that aspiring writers can use. You were going to buy these services anyway, so why not help someone out while you do it? The auction ends in ten days, so get in there early.

Check out Leslie’s books by clicking here at Books of Soul

One thought on “Support for LA Banks”

  1. You Are Cordially Invited to attend “A Healing Benefit” on Behalf of Leslie Esdaile

    Sunday, July 17th, 2011
    4 p.m until 7 p.m.
    Art Sanctuary
    628 South 16th Street Philadelphia, PA 19146
    Tickets – $50.00 (Space is limited)
    Catering By Tuxedo Caterers

    Further Info @

    This special evening include musical and artistic presentations from a number of artists: Queen Mother Sonia Sanchez, The Twin Poets, Doc Gibbs, Liza Peterson, Carrie Lessene, and others.

    Renown Philadelphia artist Eric Battle, who has worked with both DC and Marvel Comics, creating pencils for Spiderman, Batman, Aquaman, Green Arrow, and Green Lantern, and original art work for Leslie Esdaile’s “Vampire Huntress Legend” series, will be unveiling a piece he prepared specifically for the benefit.

    A special world-wide auction of the “Baby Isis” dagger designed and made by famed Hollywood armourer, Tony Swatton of Sword and Stone, specifically for the “Vampire Huntress Legend Series” will begin. Additional items will be presented for auction and for sale at the event.

    A live webcast of a world-wide Healing Prayer Circle Ceremony for Leslie will be presented at 6:30 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time). For those not able to attend physically, we are asking that you join us. More information on how to participate will be provided soon.

    There is also a special T Shirt available for purchase to assist in this effort. If you are interested in purchasing, please click here:

Leave a Reply