Leslie Esdaile Banks

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Leslie Esdaile Banks (lahir 11 Desember 1959) adalah seorang penulis Afrika-Amerika. Dia menulis dalam berbagai genre, termasuk sastra Amerika Afrika, roman, fiksi wanita, cerita kriminal, horor dan nonfiksi. Leslie menulis dengan nama pena LA Banks, Leslie Esdaile, Leslie Banks dan Leslie Esdaile Banks. Dia telah memenangkan beberapa penghargaan sastra, termasuk Essence Literary Awards 2008 untuk Storyteller of the Year.[1][2]

Biografi[sunting | sunting sumber]

Banks lahir dan besar di Philadelphia dan dia saat ini bermukim di University City, Philadelphia.

Banks telah banyak menulis di berbagai majalah, surat kabar, dan telah menulsi untuk berbagai penerbit, St. Martin’s Press (NYC), Simon and Schuster (NYC), Kensington Publishing (NYC), BET/Arabesque (NYC), and Genesis Press (MS).[3]

Buku satu dan dua dari The Vampire Huntress Legend Series (Minion dan The Awakening), telah dijadikan pilihan untuk menjadi film Holywood oleh GothamBeach Entertainment dan Griot Entertainment. The Vampire Huntress Legend Series sendiri kini telah mencapai buku kedua belas.[4]

Leslie Esdaile Banks merupakan salah satu pendiri The Liars Club, sebuah kelompok dalam bidang penerbitan dan hiburan yang meliputi Gregory Frost, v, Jon McGoran, Duane Swierczynski, Ed Pettit, Laura Schrock, William Lashner dan Kelly Simmons.

Bibliografi[sunting | sunting sumber]

Sebagai Leslie Esdaile[sunting | sunting sumber]

Roman[sunting | sunting sumber]

  • Sundance (1996)
  • Slow Burn (1997)
  • Love Notes (2001)
  • Love Lessons (2001)
  • River of Souls (2001)
  • Love Potions (2002)
  • Still Waters Run Deep (2002)
  • Tomorrow’s Promise (2002)
  • Through the Storm (2002)
  • Sister Got Game (2004)
  • Keepin’ It Real (2005)
  • Take Me There (2006)
  • Better Than (June 2008)
  • “Home For The Holidays” in Midnight Clear(2000)
  • “Time Enough for Love” in After the Vows(2001)
  • “Valentine’s Love” in Candlelight and You(2003)
  • “Shameless” in Sisterhood of Shopaholics(2003)
  • “A 'No Drama' Valentine's” in Valentin's Day is Killing Me(2006)

Nonfiksi[sunting | sunting sumber]

  • How To Write A Romance For The New Market (1999)

Sebagai Leslie E. Banks[sunting | sunting sumber]

Roman[sunting | sunting sumber]

  • Soul Food: For Better, For Worse (2002)
  • Soul Food: Through Thick and Thin (2003)

Sebagai Leslie Banks[sunting | sunting sumber]

Roman[sunting | sunting sumber]

  • “Light at the End of the Tunnel” in Chicken Soup for the African American Soul (2004)

Sebagai Leslie Esdaile Banks[sunting | sunting sumber]

Cerita kriminal/tegang[sunting | sunting sumber]

  • Betrayal of the Trust (2004)
  • Blind Trust (2005)
  • Shattered Trust (2006)
  • No Trust (final book) (September 2007)

Sebagai LA Banks[sunting | sunting sumber]

Cerita kriminal/tegang[sunting | sunting sumber]

  • Scarface, The Beginning, Volume 1 (2006)
  • Scarface, Point of No Return, Volume 2 (TBD)

Cerita paranormal[sunting | sunting sumber]

The Vampire Huntress Legend Series (12 buku):

  • Minion (2003)
  • The Awakening(2004)
  • The Hunted (2004)
  • The Bitten (2005)
  • The Forbidden (2005)
  • The Damned (2006)
  • The Forsaken (2006)
  • The Wicked (2007)
  • The Cursed (2007)
  • The Darkness (2008)
  • The Shadows (2008)
  • The Thirteenth (2009)[5]

Crimson Moon Novels:

  • Bad Blood: A Crimson Moon Novel (Buku 1) (2008)
  • Bite The Bullet: A Crimson Moon Novel (Buku 2) (2008)
  • Undead on Arrival: A Crimson Moon Novel (Buku 3) (2009)
  • Cursed to Death: A Crimson Moon Novel (Buku 4) (2009)
  • Never Cry Wolf : A Crimson Moon Novel (Buku 5) (2010)

Dark Avengers Series ebook:

  • Finders Keepers (Buku 1) (2008)
  • Loser's Weepers (Buku 2) (2008)

Lain-lain:

  • Stroke Of Midnight (2004)
  • Dark Dreams (2004)
  • Voices From the Other Side: Dark Dreams 2 (2006)
  • Love at First Bite (2006)
  • My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding (2006)
  • Vegas Bites (2006)
  • Creepin' (2007)
  • Dark Delicacies 2 (2007)
  • On the Line (2007)
  • Hotter Than Hell (2008)
  • The Darker Mask (2008)
  • The Ancestors(2008)

Referensi[sunting | sunting sumber]

  1. ^ Our Authors: L.A. Banks AccessRomance.com
  2. ^ Access Romance accessromance.com
  3. ^ Gotham Beach Entertainment gothambeach.com
  4. ^ Catatan: The Darkness (10), The Shadows (11), dan The Thirteenth (12) disebut sebagai The Armageddon Finale dari The Vampire Huntress Legend Series.

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