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From TOR Books:

 

Several authors have reported today that Paranormal Fantasy author L.A. Banks has just passed away. Banks had been fighting a battle with cancer for some time, one that she tragically lost today. Banks was know to the science fiction and fantasy community primarily for her Crimson Moon werewolf series as well as The Vampire Huntress Legend series. Under a variety of pen names, L.A. Banks also wrote in several other gernes including crime, thriller, and romance.

 

L.A. Banks was a witty, upbeat author who brought energetic and strong sensibilities to her work. The fields of SFF and her fans will miss her deeply.

 

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2011/08/la-banks-1959-2011

 

Cross posted from Tananarive Due's FB page:

 

Childhood friend Jonathan Maberry has confirmed the sad news that Leslie Esdaile Banks passed away this morning. My heart is heavy. The sunlight has dimmed today, but Heaven has grown brighter. Leslie was one of the brightest souls I have ever known. I see her smile even now. R.I.P., Leslie.


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