Julie Falatko
Snappsy the Alligator

Julie Falatko

Julie Falatko is an author of books for children. Her debut picture book, Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in This Book), illustrated by Tim Miller, was published by Viking Children’s books in 2016. The book earned four starred reviews, was on the Spring Indie Next list, the ALSC summer 2016 reading list, the American Booksellers Association's Best Books for Young Readers 2016 list, was a semifinalist in the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards, was named to Amazon.com's Best Books of 2016 list, and won a 2016 Nerdy Award. The sequel, Snappsy the Alligator and His Best Friend Forever (Probably), will be published in 2017.

Julie has degrees in English and Library Science. She lives in South Portland with her husband, four children, and two dogs, and gleefully maintains the Little Free Library in front of her house.