Jo Fontana


Jo Fontana lives in Denver, Colorado with her daughter and their cat, Fuzztastic. She loves to write and is the up and coming author of the Turtle Monkey series. Her creativity and sense of humor reveal a world of quirky, anthropomorphic characters the likes of whom can only exist in one’s imagination. The author won first place for her short story “The Plant Lady” at the Quid Novi Festival, 2014. She just completed her first novel, which has been tentatively titled The Egg Quest.

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing, I'm either reading or doing artwork.
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. Turtle Monkey came about when I purchased a green monkey for my daughter and began telling stories about the monkey to her. As the stories evolved, I began adding tidbits from our lives as well as a few fond memories of my son who had died years ago at his father's house. It was a way to keep him alive in some way and helped me cope with his death.
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