Ariel Horn has taught literature and history to students from sixth to twelfth grades over the course of her career. She is currently the middle school Director of Humanities at a private school in New Jersey. Do Not Go in There! is her picture book debut. Growing up, Izzy Burton spent most of her childhood hidden in her garden drawing animals from encyclopedias or writing stories and illustrating them. She went on to study Animation at Bournemouth University. She is now an illustrator and animator based in London and can be often found in coffee shops composing her next idea, following cute dogs around, or escaping to her family home to get lost in the landscapes that originally inspired her artwork.