Oz Whiston writing as Oz Drummond (birdhousefrog) wrote,
Oz Whiston writing as Oz Drummond

RIP Leslie Esdaile Banks (Author LA Banks)

I've just learned that Leslie Banks passed away last night. She was diagnosed with adrenal cancer, a particularly nasty cancer to get, just a relatively short time ago.

There is still a benefit planned for her in Philly this weekend by the Philly Liars' Club, of which she was a member. This is the link: http://liarsclubphilly.com/?p=1958 It includes a donation button at the bottom.

I'm sure others will be posting more details as they become available.

I had met Leslie casually a couple of times. She was a regular at Philcon, but I was just a "kid" so to speak. But for the past two years, I've been on panels with her and have had a chance to really talk to her. She was charming, funny, and intelligent. She had come up through the school of hard knocks, but gave off the air of a gentle and wise soul who had learned a lot along the way. I'll miss having the oppportunities to get to know her better.

Frog Out
Tags: me, pro stuff, sad things

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