Tonya J Plank

After spending many years as a criminal appeals attorney in New York, Tonya Plank returned to the West to focus on writing. She currently lives in her native Arizona with a small menagerie of rescued pets.

While working as a lawyer, Plank developed a passion for ballroom dancing. For several years she wrote a dance blog, Swan Lake Samba Girl, which was lauded by James Wolcott in his Vanity Fair blog, and Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal.

Plank's first novel, "Swallow," a dramedy about a lawyer with the psychosomatic disorder won several awards including gold medals in the Independent Publisher and Living Now Book Awards.

She's also written a romance trilogy, Fever, and a duet, Sasha, both set in the world of professional ballroom dancing. She's currently working on her next novel in the Infectious Rhythm ballroom series, as well as a mystery series inspired by her rescue pets. She recently started a blog, Witty Kitty's Book Blog, reviewing books featuring animals.

Her most recent novel is "Tremor," the sixth book in the Infectious Rhythm series. 

When not writing, Plank loves taking road trips with her dog, Sofia, devouring Mexican food, curling up with her cats and a good novel and watching ballroom competitions.

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Dark Swan Press
December 2019
ISBN 9781942289166
340 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

After losing her husband and dance partner to a motorcycle accident, ballroom showdance champion Arabelle has developed a hand tremor, making it impossible to perform the beautiful balletic feats she is known for. More/less

Fiction / Literature
Dark Swan Press
December 2009
ISBN 0615280994
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

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