Leslie Ann Peterson was born on 11 December 1959 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She was a graduate of The University of Pennsylvania Wharton undergraduate program with a Master's in Fine Arts from Temple University. Under different pennames, she wrote over 40 novels, 20 novellas y some non-fiction books in a wide range of genres and. She mysteriously shape-shifts between the genres of romance, women's fiction, crime/suspense thrillers, and paranormal lore. She wrote as Leslie Esdaile, Leslie E. Banks, Leslie Banks, Leslie Esdaile Banks and L. A. Banks. In 2008, she was the recipient of the Essence Magazine Storyteller of the Year Award, as well as the Best 50 Women in Business Award for the State of Pennsylvania. In 2009, she was the recipient of the Romantic Times Booklover's Career Choice Award for Paranormal Fiction, and in 2010 was named Living Legend by the Black Alumni Society of University of Pennsylvania. This full-time writer passed away in 2 August 2011.

Book List in Order:7 titles

  • Financial genius Laura Caldwell seems to have it all--beauty, brains, wealth, and love with her courageous husband, detective James Carter. But between nature's wrath and criminals who just won't give up, will these newlyweds ever have peace in their...


  • Brilliant beauty Laura Caldwell and her new husband, detective James Carter, try to begin a peaceful new life in a Cayman Islands paradise, free from the enemies of the past. It's a beautiful dream--but for this passionate pair, can it ever come true...


  • From the hurricane-ravaged Caribbean to Philadelphia's halls of power, this suspenseful sequel to Betrayal of the Trust follows gutsy Laura Caldwell, a financial genius and brilliant beauty who is ready to put a dangerous chapter in her life behind h...


  • Darien Price, Ill, privileged son of a wealthy family and executive director of Philadelphia's prominent Educate America program, is in deep trouble. Certain "inconsistencies" have been found in his business accounts--and no one could be happier to h...


  • Teri Joseph may be taking a much-needed breather from her law career, but she's never one to sit still for too long. She decides the perfect project to keep her busy is reopening the family-owned grocery store, vacant and in shambles since the fire t...


  • Sometimes the recipe for a good marriage needs a few new ingredients. Maxine and Kenny love each other very much, and nothing can tear them apart. So why do they feel so distanced from one another? Maybe it's because Maxine...


  • Three very different sisters--Teri, a beautiful and practical attorney; Maxine, a loving wife and mother seeking additional fulfillment; and Bird, a successful businesswoman with an ex-con husband--pursue their individual paths to happiness. Original...