J.E Pinto 

Jo Elizabeth Pinto is a sixth generation American of Spanish descent.  She's a realist, but whether she writes fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, she always hopes that her readers will come away with a positive perspective they hadn't considered before they read her work.  Her debut novel, The Bright Side of Darkness," won first place prizes from the Next Generation Independent Book Awards and the Colorado Independent Publishers Association for inspirational fiction, among other categories.