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SAVE THE DATE!
DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO MEET AUTHOR JO E. PINTO!
June 8-9, Saturday and Sunday
9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Book Sale and Signing at Spring Festival
Sonflower Ranch Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Buy a signed copy of my award-winning novel, “The Bright Side of Darkness.” Exquisite pencil drawings and custom pet portraits by Rhonda Bodenstab-Bennett will also be available, along with watercolor art by Ariel Saltzman, essential oils, handcrafted jewelry, custom baseball bats, painted bookmarks, and other unique items. Pick up some farm-fresh eggs and honey. Enjoy goat yoga, free hayrides, face painting, breakfast in the morning and barbecue in the afternoon, shaved ice, and a bounce house for the kids. Best of all, check out Emus, Alpacas, Miniature Donkeys, Horses, Goats and their babies, Miniature pigs, Peacocks, Guinea Fowl, Turkeys, Ducks, Doves, Pheasants, Chickens and of course Dogs and Cats. (Admission $5, kids under four are free. All proceeds go toward feeding the animals and supporting the rehab center.
Sonflower Ranch Wildlife Rehabilitation Center:
About J. E. Pinto
J. E. Pinto is a magnet for underdogs! Early in her married life, her home became a hangout for troubled neighborhood kids. This experience lit the flame
for her first novel, The Bright Side of Darkness.
Pinto’s Spanish-American roots grow deep in the Rocky Mountains, dating back six generations. J. E. Pinto lives with her family in Colorado where she works
as a writer and also proofreads textbooks and audio books. One of her favorite pastimes is taking a nature walk with her service dog.
The Bright Side of Darkness won a first place Indie Book Award for “First Novel over Eighty Thousand Words,” as well as First Place for “Inspirational
Fiction.” The novel also won several awards from the Colorado Independent Publishers Association: First Place for “Inspirational Fiction,” Second Place
for “Audio Book,” and First Place for “Literary and Contemporary Fiction.”
What is a family? Rick Myers is a despondent seventeen-year-old who just lost his parents in a car wreck. His family is now the four teenage buddies he’s
grown up with in a run-down apartment building. Fast with their fists, flip with their mouths, and loyal to a fault, “the crew” is all he has.
At least he thinks so until he meets Daisy, an intelligent, independent, self-assured blind girl. Her guts in a world where she’s often painfully vulnerable
intrigue Rick, and her hopeful outlook inspires him to begin believing in himself.
But when the dark side of Daisy’s past catches up with her, tragedy scatters the crew and severely tests Rick’s resolve to build his promising future.
Fortunately, his life is changed by a couple with a pay-it-forward attitude, forged out of their personal struggle with grief and loss. Their support makes
all the difference to Rick and eventually to the ones he holds most dear as they face their own challenges.
“The Bright Side of Darkness” is a story of redemption and the ultimate victory that comes from the determination of the human spirit.
For more details and to buy the book please visit: http://www.amazon.com/author/jepinto