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us: Banks, L. A.

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1959-12-11
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2011-08-02
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Philadelphia (Pa.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Philadelphia (Pa.)
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        (naf) United States
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        • Organization: (naf) University of Pennsylvania
        • Organization: (naf) Xerox Corporation
        • Organization: (naf) Hewlett-Packard Company
        • Organization: (naf) Digital Equipment Corporation
        • Organization: (naf) Temple University
        • Organization: (naf) Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
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        (naf) University of Pennsylvania
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        (naf) Xerox Corporation
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        (naf) Hewlett-Packard Company
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        (naf) Digital Equipment Corporation
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        (naf) Temple University
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        (naf) Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
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    • found: Her Minion, c2003: CIP t.p. (L.A. Banks) author bio. (Leslie Esdaile, writing as L.A. Banks; lives in Philadelphia)
    • found: U.S. copyright file, Feb. 24, 2004 (Esdaile, Leslie Ann Peterson, 1959-, Esdaile, Leslie, 1959-, Esdaile, Leslie A.P., 1959-, Banks, Leslie E., Banks, Leslie E., pseud., Banks, Leslie Esdaile)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed June 23, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Banks, L. A.; Leslie Ann Peterson; fiction writer, philanthropist, health and safety reformer; born 11 December 1959 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; accepted into the Wharton School undergraduate business program, University of Pennsylvania; a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a dual degree in Marketing and Management (1980); won positions as a Major Account Sales Representative and at Xerox Corporation (1980-1983), Hewlett Packard Corporation (1983-1986), and Sales Executive at Digital Equipment Corporation (1986-1991); started Horn of Plenty, a custom gift basket company; a writer in the genre of romance; first novel, “Sundance”; a Master of Fine Arts degree in Filmmaking, Temple University (1995); published seventeen more titles in the romance genre under the nom de plumes Leslie Esdaile and Leslie E. Banks (1996-2008); published four crime/suspense titles beginning with “Betrayal of Trust” (2004); most remembered for her contributions to the genre of speculative fiction; “Minion”, the first novel in her thirteen book Vampire Huntress series (2003); active with organizations, including Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and the Women's Opportunities Resource Center; died 02 August 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States)
    • notfound: Sundance, c1996: t.p. (Leslie Esdaile) colophon (B.S. in Economics from Univ. of Pennsylvania; sales executive for Fortune 100 firms; pursues M.A. in Radio, Television and Film Dept. at Temple University; lives in Philadelphia)
  • LC Classification

    • PS3602.A64
  • Change Notes

    • 2003-01-13: new
    • 2015-11-09: revised
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