Local Author Leanne Banks Hard at Work in "Heart" Land!

Richmond, Virginia—Leanne Banks, the national #1 best-selling author of 36 books, had 5 books published in 2003. Highlighting the year was the publication of SOME GIRLS DO, her first single title, selected by the Literary Guild and Rhapsody Book Club. It was also mentioned in Cosmopolitan's "Have a steamy read" column (June, 2003) and received a 4 ˝ stars Top Pick rating from Romantic Times BOOKClub. New York Times best-selling author Janet Evanovich described SOME GIRLS DO as "The best feel-good book you'll read this year!" Banks was also featured as one of Publisher's Weekly "Stars in the Ascendant".

Ms. Banks is the winner of many writing awards, including two Romantic Times BOOKClub Career Achievement Awards, Detroit Romance Writers Booksellers' Best Award and the Georgia Romance Writers "Maggie." She was also a recent nominee for the prestigious Romance Writers of America (RWA) RITA® award.

Ms. Banks is also a sought after public speaker. In 2003, she spoke about her craft to the Greater Detroit Chapter of Romance Writers of America, at the RWA conference in July, and at the New Jersey Romance Writers Conference in November.

Leanne Banks' most recent single title, WHEN SHE'S BAD (Warner Forever, November, 2003), also earned a 4 ˝ Stars Top Pick rating from Romantic Times BOOKClub . was featured in Rhapsody Book Club and won praise from Publisher's Weekly. And she is hard at work on the book that follows it, TROUBLE IN HIGH HEELS, also from Warner Forever (2005). Banks will see two books published in 2004, the first in August, BETWEEN DUTY AND DESIRE, a featured launch of a series entitled Mantalk from Silhouette Desire. Banks has recently signed a 3-book single title contract with HQN. For further information, please contact Binnie Syril Braunstein, (410) 486-6178 (phone/FAX).

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