Leo W. Banks has written for a variety of newspapers and magazines. He has been a correspondent for the Los Angeles Times and the Boston Globe. His articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Wall Street Journal and others. He has won thirty-eight statewide, regional and national journalism awards. Double Wide is his first novel.
Leo recently took some time to talk about his life, his debut novel and the first novel he wrote. He also shared some details about his protagonist, Whip Stark.
- his Ford Bronco
Favorite social media site
- his kitchen table, where all the residents of Double Wide gather
- his black Lab, Bundle, so named because he’s expert at sniffing out marijuana bundles in the desert
Leo also shared the names of four movies and four books he’s been inspired by.
The Great Gatsby
In Cold Blood
The Killer Angels
I listen to the characters in my head. If they happen to be singing, music plays a part. Otherwise, no. No form of art influences me except literature. So I suppose every book I’ve read since Curious George has had some influence on me. – Leo W. Banks
Double-Wide was published Wednesday November 1, 2017 by Brash Books. Get to know more about Whip Stark by picking up your copy today! Learn more about Leo W. Banks in the fall issue of Spinetingler Magazine. You can also catch up with Leo. W. Banks at these upcoming events:
Book signing at Clues Unlimited in Tucson, AZ. 2 p.m., Sat., Nov. 18, 2017.
Book signing at Singing Wind Bookshop in Benson, AZ., Noon, Sunday Nov. 19, 2017
Book signing at Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, AZ., 7 p.m Tues. Nov. 28, 2017