JoAnn Brannon Hunt also known to friends and relatives as "Jody" as been in education for 45 years. She is a vocational archaeologist and has taught ancient cultures and archaeology at "Kids College" and Gate programs, in Northern and Southern California. She is the author of "Small Fry Originals" a thematic supplement for Early Childhood Educators. This is her first young readers novel. She has done extensive world traveling to do research. Many of her ideas for "If Walls Could Talk" are a result of her travels and research, in Egypt. SheI loves to bring stories to life with hands-on activities. She graduated from The Children's Institute of Literature, and has an AA degree in Early Childhood Education and minor in Anthropology. She recently retired from education, to devote moe time to writing. Although she does volunteer at the Caldwell, Idaho Library as an after school book club leader for homeschool students. She lives in Caldwell Idaho with her husband, Darrel, their daughter, Alexis, her elderly in-laws, and their Bombay Cat, Abby and Border Collie Robbie.