Novelist, blogger, ballroom dancer, public interest attorney
<a href="http://www.tonyaplank.com">Tonya Plank</a> worked as a criminal appeals attorney in NYC for many years. A ballroom dancer and a longtime balletomane, she writes the acclaimed dance blog, <a href="http://www.tonyaplank.com/swan_lake_samba_girl/" target="_hplink">SWAN LAKE SAMBA GIRL</a>. Her first novel, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Swallow-Tonya-Plank/dp/0615280994/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1278037858&sr=1-1" target="_hplink">SWALLOW</a>, a dark comedy about a young Manhattan attorney suffering from Globus Hystericus, won the gold medal for best regional fiction in the 2010 Independent Publisher Book Awards, the gold medal for women's fiction in the 2010 Living Now Book Awards, and was a finalist in the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards and the National Indie Excellence Awards. She is currently working on her second novel.