Doug grew up in central New York and studied art and illustration at Skidmore College and RIT.  He received his MFA from the Illustration as Visual Essay program at the School of Visual Arts and was a 2015 Sendak Fellow. His first book was In a Small Kingdom by Tomie DePaola, and his second, Lawrence in the Fall by Matthew Farina, was a 2020 Ezra Jack Keats Illustrator Award Honoree, a Society of Illustrators Original Art Show selection and Junior Library Guild Gold Standard selection. He lives and works in New York City.
Doug is represented by Erica Rand Silverman at Stimola Literary Agency.
Purchasing Books: Lawrence in the Fall, written by Matthew Farina, and In a Small Kingdom, by Tomie dePaola, are available for purchase everywhere. Independent bookstores work hard to support authors and illustrators. Please consider buying in person or online from your local indie! Find them here
Signed Books for Lawrence in the Fall : Please contact me via the email below if you wish to purchase a signed book by Matthew and I, with the option of adding a dedication if you'd like. Brooklyn is fortunate to have many fantastic independent bookstores and we'll work with one of them to help you purchase a signed book that can be shipped to you.
Contact: dougsalati ( at)                     Instagram: dougsalati
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