Hi, I’m Kat Falls, author of Dark Life and Rip Tide, which are middle-grade science fiction novels that I describe as “underwater westerns.” My latest novel, Inhuman, the first of a YA trilogy, is set in the near future after a plague has turned millions of people into feral beast-men.

I write all of my books with my own kids’ reading preferences in mind. Meaning, I try to keep the stories fast, fun, fresh and edging over-the-top. Actually, those are my favorite kind of books too – adventures that pull me into new worlds, dangerous and beautiful.

So, click away if you want to learn more about me and my books or read excerpts, including a scene that I wrote as a bonus feature for the Dark Life audio book.

You can find out more about Inhuman here, read the first three chapters on www.scribd.com, or watch a short video clip of me reading an excerpt aloud here.  Book 2 will be released in 2017.

To all the readers who’ve written to ask about the release date of the second book, I’m sorry I keep pushing it back!! The story is spilling out of me, but life kept hijacking my writing time. But now I’m in the final stretch and nothing is going to drag me from my manimal-infested world. Thank you for your amazing notes & your patience! I will continue to respond to them as they come in. I hope you enjoy the second book as much as the first book!


News: Inhuman is a nominee on the 2014-2015 Tome Society It List for “clean” teen reads!

“At the Tome Society we believe teenagers should be encouraged through well-written, fun-to-read literature to rise above discouraging situations and cycles of destructive behavior; to make a difference in the world around them; to look beyond themselves and reflect on how their personal decisions will impact present and future generations.  For these reasons each year we search the world of YA Lit for new, fresh literature with minimal strong language, sexuality, and teens casually participating in illegal or destructive activities. The fact that finding twenty books that meet these requirements is a monumental, almost impossible task reminds us of why this list is so important.”


Common Sense Media Review for Inhuman:  Parents need to know that Inhuman, by Dark Life author Kat Falls, is an exciting blend of fantasy and science fiction. It’s a dystopian novel that imagines a near-future United States where a viral infection causes genetic mutations, creating human-animal hybrids. . . . Falls starts off Inhuman at a brisk trot and builds nicely to a heart-pounding finish at full gallop. Her characters, both human and fantasy, are relatable and believable, with dialogue that rings true. The post-viral-apocalypse world is realistically and vividly imagined. A dramatic twist at just the right time will take readers by surprise. Suspense and peril ebb and flow at a good rate, which will keep those pages turning all the way to the big finish and satisfying ending.