Tonya Plank

Biography

After working for many years as a criminal appeals attorney in New York, Tonya Plank now lives and writes in Southern California. A former amateur ballroom dancer, she wrote the dance blog, Swan Lake Samba Girl. Her first novel, Swallow, won several awards, including gold medals in the Independent Publisher and the Living Now Book Awards, and was a finalist in ForeWord’s Book of the Year and the National Indie Excellence Awards.

When not writing, she enjoys taking road trips with her rescue dog, Sofia, devouring Mexican food and Cadillac margaritas, sweating to dance-based workouts, cuddling up with her cats and a good book, and of course seeing dance performances of any kind. Her favorite places in the world are Lincoln Center in New York City, the Pacific Coast Highway from Laguna Beach to San Francisco, and the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah.

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Books

Fever: A Ballroom Romance, Book One
Price: Free! Words: 108,270. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Rory’s ballet career was destroyed by tragedy and illness. She's now an unhappy lawyer. When she meets mysterious Russian ballroom dancer, Sasha, her passions for life and dance are immediately re-kindled. Sasha recognizes her talent and falls hard for her. But for their partnership to work, she may have to leave behind everything she's worked for. And both must overcome pain from their pasts.
Fever: A Ballroom Romance, Book Three
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,900. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Sasha's and Rory's fiery passions for each other blaze both on and off the dance floor as they compete at Blackpool, the world’s most prestigious ballroom championship. But Rory suspects Sasha’s jealous former partner and his student are conspiring to sabotage them. And her increasing fears that Sasha’s intriguing, mysterious past holds something sinister become a real life-threatening reality.
Fever: A Ballroom Romance, Book Two
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,730. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Rory must decide whether to leave her law career for her true twin passions – dance and her partner, Sasha. As she and Sasha train for the largest competition in the world, Blackpool, their partnership, and their very lives, are threatened by Rory’s returning anorexia that haunted her as a ballerina, one of Sasha's jealous and vengeful former students, and, most seriously, demons from his past.
Swallow
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,890. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A shy, young Manhattan attorney from a small-town, working-class background struggles with Globus Hystericus, the sensation of a ball in the throat, which makes it hard for her to eat, speak, and eventually breathe. This multiple-award-winning novel, at times darkly comical, centers on class privilege, gender equity, and the distance that can separate fathers and daughters.

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