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 first YA novel, Inhuman, is set in the near future after a plague has turned millions of people into feral beast-men. The sequel, Undaunted, comes out on March 26, 2019.

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.

*Big News*

Undaunted, the sequel to Inhuman, will be released March 26, 2019.


I know it took me longer than it should have to finish Undaunted, but hopefully you’ll think it was worth the wait!



More 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.