Conover Hunt, a native of Hampton, Virginia, is a nationally known public historian. She has published seven nonfiction books on American history, John F. Kennedy, and James and Dolley Madison.
Over the course of her career, Hunt has worked on the preservation of historic sites and organized new museums and traveling exhibitions. She served as lead curator in the creation of the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas, at the site of Kennedy's assassination.
Hunt received a bachelor of arts in art history from Newcomb College of Tulane University and a master of arts from the University of Delaware as a fellow in the Winterthur Museum's Early American Culture program.The Constitution Murders is her first novel.