I recieved this e-mail from The Romance Studio:
Gathering as we do in times of need...
It is with profound sadness that we have received news that, Leslie Esdaile, ("L.A. Banks") is most gravely ill. She is facing an uphill battle in her struggle with serious illness. Please know that as Leslie needs all of her energy in this fight, she is absolutely not able to receive visitors, answer emails, texts or phone calls, or receive flowers.
While your prayers and thoughts are most welcome and needed, a special support website, including an auction has been set up in order to help Leslie with the mounting medical expenses facing her and her family. We'd like to ask if you would consider helping us spread the word about this auction by placing this button on your website, blog, facebook and in your newsletters with a link to this website: http://www.labanksauction.org/ for the duration of the auction.
Share Your Heart Auction for Leslie On Ebay
June 21-July 1, 2011
Bids begin at : 9 AM EST (6/21)
Auctions end: 9 PM (7/1)
you must register with Ebay to place bids for the auction (if you are not registered)
Another way you can help:
*Contact coordinators, Jo Carol Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Anne Elizabeth (email@example.com) before June 21 if you'd like to discuss your donation of an auction item.
We encourage you to offer the button graphic (above) to your subscribers as well, to help us get the word out;)
Our deepest thanks...
I am very sadened by this news. LA Banks is a really great person and author. My prayers are with her and her family...