Jo Fontana

Biography

Jo Fontana likes to ride her bike, write, and draw in her spare time when she isn’t writing. She lives in Denver, Colorado with her daughter , their cat Fuzztastic, and her anthropomorphic child Turtle Monkey. Every day is an energetic, ‘fuzztastic” train of events. With Turtle Monkey at the head of the train, who knows what’s going to happen next?

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I am not writing, I am either reading or doing artwork. I am also a full time student right now, so I am very busy.
What is your writing process?
When writing a story, I usually get a silly idea from something mundane. If the idea is good for a Turtle Monkey book, I write notes and a basic outline. The pieces of the story usually come together while I write it. Many good ideas come from the environment. Children and animals can also be a great inspiration.
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Where to find Jo Fontana online


Books

Turtle Monkey and the Sneaky Neighbor
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Series: Turtle Monkey, Book 13. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
A new neighbor moves in next door on the vacant property next to Turtle Monkey’s house. They are elusive and Turtle Monkey believes the new neighbor will be friendlier than Big Ape and Little Ape until things start to go missing around the neighborhood. For ages 4-8. (Word count 2124, 6 color illustrations.)
My Farty Valentine
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Series: Turtle Monkey, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,600. Language: American English. Published: October 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Turtle Monkey doesn’t like Valentine’s Day. Will she be able to stay out of trouble and enjoy the candy she gets? For ages 4-8. (Word count 1337, 4 color illustrations.)
A Turtle Monkey Yule
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Series: Turtle Monkey, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,710. Language: American English. Published: October 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Turtle Monkey’s relatives come to celebrate the midwinter holiday. Will she be able to survive Uncle Red’s visit? Will Uncle Red? For ages 4-8. (Word count 2456, 6 color illustrations.)
A Turtle Monkey Halloween
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Series: Turtle Monkey, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,440. Language: American English. Published: October 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Turtle Monkey believes in the magic of Sappy Hopper. She is excited when she gets the costume, but will she be able to do magic like she always wanted to? For ages 4-8. (Word count 2081, 6 color illustrations.)
Turtle Monkey and the Bride of Fuzztastic
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Series: Turtle Monkey, Book 12. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,340. Language: American English. Published: October 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Fuzztastic is lonely, and he is driving Turtle Monkey and Mama Monkey crazy; so they head off to Fuzzy fields to find him a friend. Will the new cat be as special as he is? For ages 4-8. (Word count 2079, 6 color illustrations.)
Happy Birthday, Turtle Monkey
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Series: Turtle Monkey, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: American English. Published: October 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
It’s Turtle Monkey’s seventh birthday and she cannot wait to see what presents she gets. Little does she know that her kitty Fuzztastic has a little birthday surprise for her & Mama as well! For ages 4-8. (Word count 2199, 5 color illustrations.)
Turtle Monkey Goes on Vacation
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Series: Turtle Monkey, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,560. Language: American English. Published: October 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Turtle Monkey goes to visit Uncle Red and learns about the desert, chili, and cacti. She also learns why cacti should be respected. For ages 4-8. (Word count 2307, 5 color illustrations.)
Turtle Monkey Goes to the Beach
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Series: Turtle Monkey, Book 11. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Turtle Monkey’s village is being swarmed with grasshoppers, and Turtle Monkey really doesn't like grasshoppers! Mama Monkey takes Turtle Monkey to the beach to wait the swarms out. Will Turtle Monkey be able to overcome her fear of grasshoppers? For ages 4-8. (Word count 2378, 6 color illustrations.)
Turtle Monkey and the Magic Garden
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Series: Turtle Monkey, Book 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Turtle Monkey gets in trouble – again – after Fuzztastic gets candy in his fur, so she has to help in her Aunt and Uncle's garden. Will her punishment fit the crime? What will she find in the garden? For ages 5-10. (Word count 2231, 6 color illustrations.)
Farty Tails
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Series: Turtle Monkey, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Three fascinating short bedtime tales that Mama Monkeys all over the world told to their Baby Monkeys when they were small. For ages 4-8. (Word count 2592, 5 color illustrations.)
Turtle Monkey Goes To Camp
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Series: Turtle Monkey, Book 10. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,970. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Turtle Monkey gets her wish and is sent to swim camp for the summer. The only problem is the neighborhood bully will be there too. Will Turtle Monkey be able to survive camp? For ages 4-8. (Word count 2787, 6 color illustrations.)
Turtle Monkey and the Unfriendly Mushrooms
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Series: Turtle Monkey, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,270. Language: American English. Published: July 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Turtle Monkey and friends play a mushroom game. Will Turtle Monkey be okay after eating a friendly mushroom on a dare? For ages 4-8. (Word count 2086, 6 color illustrations.)
Turtle Monkey's Big Move
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Series: Turtle Monkey, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,850. Language: American English. Published: July 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Turtle Monkey is moving for the first time and is hoping to be able to fit in — but that will be hard, as she is a green monkey. She will have to cope with life in a bigger village and try to make new friends. For ages 4-8. (Word count 2661, 5 color illustrations.)

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