Jo Fontana lives in Denver, Colorado with her daughter and their cats. She is a member of the Colorado Authors' League and the author of the Turtle Monkey series. She has written an anthology under the pen name of A.J. Hallows titled Approaching Darkness. The author won first place for her short story “The Plant Lady” at the Quid Novi Festival, 2014. She has completed her first novel, The Egg Quest and is currently working on the sequel, The Demon Swarm. Her new novel, Gods of the Bay, is scheduled to release in 2020.