Jan Bryan-Hunt started her illustration career at Hallmark Cards. She later left Hallmark to work as a freelance artist. She has illustrated for American Greetings, Papyrus, Peaceable Kingdom, Target, Design Design, and many other clients. Jan is the illustrator of multiple books for Augsburg Fortress Publishers and Child’s World Incorporated, in addition to illustrating a book for Scholastic and Capstone Pr. Inc. In her spare time, Jan enjoys crafting in textiles, collage, glass and metal work, jewelry making, not to mention her love for collecting sock monkeys. She lives near Kansas City, Missouri with her husband, two children, their dog, Anna, and her pet bird, Itty.