About Tonya Marie

Tonya Marie has been blessed with many talents and her repayment to the Creator is the full development of each and every one.

By day, Tonya Marie is an educator. At night, Tonya Marie delivers a unique brand of spoken word and neosoul with her melodic voice and inspires audiences both big and intimate with her soul stirring words of wisdom. She also pens poetry, novels, articles and short stories and is the author of several books.

Tonya Marie has mass appeal because her writing touches upon universal themes and emotions. She has performed at venues, conferences and schools throughout the country and has appeared on local and national radio and television programs.

Tonya Marie is an accomplished spoken word recording artist. She participated in the Second Annual NARAS Pitchathon and Industry Showcase. She also performed before over 16,000 fans at SISTAHS 2001, sponsored by Power 99 FM in Philadelphia, and opened for Platinum recording artist MUSIQ SOULCHILD (Summer 2001).

In December 2000, Tonya Marie was first runner-up in the Philadelphia-area Def Poetry Jam auditions. Her recordings are featured at MP3.com and her song, I Will Tell Myself, was selected for various corporate promotional campaigns. In addition, in June the remix version reached 7 on the MP3.com R&B Chart and 4 on the MP3.com Soul Chart.

This is how Tonya Marie describes herself:

Tonya Marie is a prof by day and a poet, blogger and wine aficionado by night. In all aspects of her renaissance life she uses the power of the written and spoken word to inform, engage, entertain and inspire!

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