Toni Margarita Plummer is a winner of the Miguel Mármol Prize for a first work of fiction by a Latino author and the author of The Bolero of Andi Rowe, a short story collection. She grew up in South El Monte, California, the setting for the stories. Toni is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Master of Professional Writing Program at the University of Southern California, as well as a fellow of the Macondo Foundation. Her stories have appeared in THEMA and PALABRA. She is on the board of directors for Kweli Journal, an online literary journal for writers of color. An editor at a major publishing house, Toni lives in New York.