Lisa Passen graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York and has written and illustrated several books for children. She says "Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays, and watching good old bad science fiction movies at that time of year is a real treat for me. It was a lot of fun working on "Attack of the Fifty-Foot Teacher." I hope children, parents, and teachers, too, have fun reading it." Ms. Passen lives on Long Island, New York, with her husband Bruce, daughter Rubi, and two really old, sweet, dilapidated cats.