From the website…
It is with profound sadness that we have to inform you that our beloved sister and friend, Leslie Esdaile, (“L.A. Banks”) is most gravely ill. She is facing an uphill battle in her struggle with serious illness.
Various people in the publishing community have banded together to help do what they can to help out. You can read more about it here, or go straight to the auctions.
I’ve donated a signed set of the VEIL books.