Prolific childrens book author Alyssa Satin Capucilli was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1957. She earned her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College in New York, where she has also taught writing. Capucilli was a professional dancer before her writing career began. Her first published book was a lift-the-flap work called Peekaboo Bunny, and she is well known for her series for beginning readers featuring the puppy Biscuit.