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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Kat Falls  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:CHILD C:YA Fiction Science Fiction

Born: 1964 in Silver Springs, Maryland


Illinois Connection

Kat Falls lives with her husband and children in Evanston, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Kat attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as an undergrad and went on to receive an MFA in screenwriting from Northwestern University. She came up with the idea for her debut novel, ''Dark Life'', during a writing exercise. Knowing that her 11-year-old son loved reading about the ocean, Wild West pioneers and the X-Men, she combined his interests and created a story premise that kept her up nights plotting and world-building. Kat also teaches screenwriting at Northwestern University.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- '''''Dark Life''''' *2011 Juvenile Literary Award by The Friends of American Writers *2013 ILLINOIS READS Book '''''Inhuman''''' *2013-2014 Kidsí Winter Indie Next List *Kirkus Starred Review *2015 ILLINOIS READS Book