DONNA M. GRAY-BANKS
F.R.E.S.H. BOOK FESTIVAL FOUNDER
MISSION: TO BUILD A LITERACY LEGACY
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 is currently working on her fourth novel The House That Jack Built. Donna is a guest columnist for Blackmeninamerica.com, the Daytona Times newspaper, and is a book broker.
Gray-Banks is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Midtown Community Development Corporation in Daytona Beach, Florida, and is the host of a weekly zoom-cast Zoom In On A F.R.E.S.H. Conversation Monday nights from 8-9 p.m. where she features Black authors and entrepreneurs.
Donna is the proud Mother of Gregory Taylor Banks and resides in the beautiful City of Palm Coast, Florida.