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Kat Falls (born 1964) is an American novelist specializing in science-fiction. Some of her works are Dark Life,[1] the sequel Rip Tide,[2] and Inhuman.

Kat Falls
Born1964 (age 54–55)
Silver Spring, Maryland
GenreScience-fiction, adventure fiction
Notable worksDark Life, Rip Tide, Inhuman
SpouseRobert Falls


Early lifeEdit

Kat Falls was born in Silver Spring, Maryland and attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as an undergrad. She went on to receive an MFA in screenwriting from Northwestern University.[3]

Writing careerEdit

Falls' debut novel, Dark Life, was published by the Scholastic Corporation in May 2010 and is now sold in eighteen international markets. Dark Life has been nominated for children's book awards in the states. Falls was awarded a 2011 Juvenile Library Award by The Friends of American Writers.[4] The sequel, Rip Tide, was published on August 1, 2011. Each book was designated as "A Junior Library Guild Selection".[5]

Falls' latest novel is Inhuman, which was acquired by Scholastic Press for publication in Fall of 2013. It was nominated for a 2015-16 Missouri Association of School Librarians Truman Readers Award.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

In 2013 Falls lives in Evanston, Illinois with her husband, theatre director Robert Falls, and their three children. She teaches screenwriting at Northwestern University.[7]


  1. ^ " Book Review: Dark Life by Kat Falls". Amazing Stories, Sam McDonald, February 2, 2016
  2. ^ "Book Review: Rip Tide by Kat Falls". Sam McDonald, Amazing Stories, February 10, 2016
  3. ^ Falls, Kat. "Kat Falls's Biography". Scholastic. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Young People's Literature Awards". Friends of American Writers Chicago. Retrieved October 3, 2016.
  5. ^ Courtney Crowder. "About Kat Falls". WordPress. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  6. ^ "2015-2016 MASL Readers Awards Final Nominees". Missouri Association of School Librarians. Retrieved October 3, 2016.
  7. ^ " Q & A with Kat Falls". Publisher's Weekly, By Karen Springen |Oct 03, 2013

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