Nancy Kunhardt Lodge is a former professor of Renaissance Art History, with a Masters in Classics and a PhD in Art History. She has taught at universities in the U.S. and Italy. As a graduate student, she was awarded Rockefeller and Armand Hammer Fellowship Awards. She is the granddaughter of Dorothy Meserve Kunhardt, author of Pat the Bunny, still the best-selling baby book of all time, and cousin of six-time Emmy winner Peter Kunhardt. She was inspired to write Mona Lisa’s Ghost when in 2004, the Louvre Museum scanned the Mona Lisa in order to measure the paint layers. This became the jumping off point for a mystery about how the fantastic landscape and Lisa are affected by the scan. She thought how wonderful it would be to enter the painting at the horizon line, it becomes one of Lucy’s most dangerous adventures. The third inspiration was Einstein’s theory of consciousness-based reality. This is a journey into the power of the human mind, a lesson in learning to look beyond the surface to a person’s essence, as Leonardo’s did in his painting, and the importance of original thought. Both this book and The Crystal Navigator have been published in Spain. The publisher made video trailers for both. Here’s Mona Lisa’s Ghost.