Kat Falls grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland and attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by way of the professor’s kid/free tuition plan. (To this day, her worst nightmares involve Calculus.) She went on to receive an MFA in screenwriting at Northwestern University. Now she teaches at NU, where she is continually inspired by her students’ creativity. As a member of the WGA, Kat has had four screenplays optioned by independent producers and was hired to write a script for Disney Studios based on a pitch.
Kat’s leap into prose came by way of a writing exercise. Knowing that her 12-year-old son loved reading about the ocean, Wild West pioneers, and (of course) the X-Men, she combined his interests and created the premise for a story that kept her up nights plotting and world-building. One year later, her sci-fi adventure novel Dark Life took first place in the sci-fi/fantasy category of the 2008 Crested Butte/Sandy writing contest.
Kat lives in Evanston, Illinois with her husband, theatre director Robert Falls, their three lively children, two cats, two guinea pigs, a dog, and a snake named Poncho.
Photo Credit: Vivienne Falls