Donna M. Gray-Banks is the Founder and Director of the F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival, which is one of the largest book festivals held in Volusia/Flagler Counties in the State of Florida. The Festival began in 2011, and the City of Daytona Beach began sponsorship of the Festival in 2012.  


Gray-Banks is the author of the very successful trilogy, Ila's Diamonds. She is currently working the fourth installment, Ila's Diamonds IV: The House that Jack Built.

Gray-Banks is also the host of a weekly online show, "Zoom In On A F.R.E.S.H. Conversation" on Facebook.  The show airs each Monday night from 8:00 - 9:00 PM.

Ms. Banks is the proud mother of Gregory Taylor Banks.  Her siblings: Christine Hogan, Gilbert Gray, and Jackson Gray, Jr., are the rocks on which she stands.   Donna resides in the beautiful City of Palm Coast, Florida.​