I just heard the news of the passing of LA Banks. Leslie Banks has been an inspiration to me. I've always felt a kinship with her because of her love of writing paranormal romance and urban fantasy. I was so sad to learn that she was ill with adrenal cancer. I prayed that she would regain both her health and strength. I'm so struck with her death, that I had to stop for a few minutes and remember her warm personality, comforting smile, supportive nature, and awesome storytelling ability.