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Donna M. Gray-Banks is the Founder and Director of the F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival (Fiction, Romance, Erotica, Spiritual and Health), one of the largest book festivals for minority and indie self-published authors in Florida.  The Festival began in 2011, and the City of Daytona Beach, Florida, began sponsorship of the Festival in 2012.


Gray-Banks is the author of a highly successful suspense erotic trilogy, Ila’s Diamonds I, II, and III, and her fourth novel The House That Jack Built will be available for Christmas.   Donna is a guest columnist for, the Daytona Times newspaper, and is a book broker. 


Donna hosts two successful YouTube channels – Zoom In On A F.R.E.S.H. Conversation Monday night from 8-9 p.m. where she features authors and entrepreneurs.  And, Zoom In On A F.R.E.S.H. Conversation After Dark, where she interviews spicier subjects, music and film makers monthly.


Gray-Banks is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Midtown Community Development Corporation in Daytona Beach, Florida


Donna is the proud Mother of Gregory Taylor Banks and resides in the beautiful City of Palm Coast, Florida.




F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival

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