THIRD EYE VISION PODCAST PRESENTS!
AUTHOR, PROOFREADER AND EDITOR JO ELIZABETH PINTO AND HER RECENTLY RELEASED BOOK DADDY WON’T LET MOM DRIVE THE CAR: TRUE TALES OF PARENTING IN THE DARK
ABOUT THE PODCAST IN JO’S OWN WORDS…
“Daddy Won’t Let Mom Drive the Car: True Tales of Parenting in the Dark” is a book of short vignettes—most of them lighthearted, a few more serious—about my life as the blind mom of a sighted daughter. Welcome to my journey!
In this podcast from Third Eye Visions. Host Anthony Parker and I talk about what I hope to accomplish with this book. In a nutshell, I want it in the hands of blind parents and also those who can help them achieve equality–social workers, legislators, educators, medical people, etc, across the country. There’s a free giveaway for Audible members as well!
To listen to the podcast, visit: https://youtu.be/colBxlQKetc
ABOUT THE BOOK…
NEW RELEASE 2019
DADDY WON’T LET MOM DRIVE THE CAR: TRUE TALES OF PARENTING IN THE DARK
BY: JO ELIZABETH PINTO (COPYRIGHT 2019)
“So Sarah?” the teacher asked, in a question I had rehearsed with her, “what’s it like to have a blind mom?”
“Well,” my little girl said, in an unrehearsed answer, “it’s like a regular mom, except Daddy won’t let her drive his car.”
With that nonchalant reply in front of her second grade class, Sarah summed up the way my blindness has fit into the fabric of our family. It isn’t a problem; it isn’t even a novelty; it’s just part of how we roll. My blindness has changed a few practical logistics. But in the end, kids are kids and moms are moms, and the dents and delights of parenthood are universal. As I told my daughter when she was very small, putting an only slightly different spin on the words my mom had said to me thirty years before, "The eyes in my face are broken, but the ones in the back of my head work just fine."
COVER DESCRIPTION (FOR VISUALLY CHALLENGED READERS)
The title, “Daddy Won’t Let Mom Drive the Car” appears at the top, and “True Tales of Parenting in the Dark” and the author and illustrator names “Jo Elizabeth Pinto” and “N. Page” are written in the cement squares of the driveway. The family car is backing out of the driveway. Dad is standing by, looking half amused and half distressed. A cat is on the other side of the car, with an arched back and a puffy tail. Under one tire, some daisies are squashed and others are flying. The license plate says, “Blind101” and a bumper sticker says, “Mom Power.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND HER OTHER WORK
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."
To buy her books, see interviews and more visit her Author Website: www.brightsideauthor.com.
Latest release on Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Daddy-Wont-Let-Mom-Drive-the-Car-Audiobook/B07YC7VGHJ?qid=1569614767&sr=1-1&pf_rd_p=e81b7c27-6880-467a-b5a7-13cef5d729fe&pf_rd_r=D2JG674E061PXT292MEH&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1
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