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Brian Falkner Blog

Welcome to my website. I write books for kids and I teach writing. I love both jobs. Below are a few of my latest books.

Cassie Clark: Outlaw - The Book Trailer
Cassie Clark

Cassie has survived a hit and run but now, just out of hospital, she hears her father has disappeared - supposedly run off with a news reporter. As a senior congressman and Speaker of the House, her father is an important player in the tense world of American politics. Cassie knows he would not walk away from his career or his family and she is determined to find out what really happened. But there are bigger players who are equally determined she doesn’t, and she no longer has a security detail ...
I am outside the law. And I’m coming for you.
In the high-stakes world of politics and business, who can she trust?

Cassie Clark: Outlaw

Coming soon to all good bookstores

A boy helps his sister disguise her birthmark on her first day of school.

A seventeen-year-old awakens to find himself trapped in an elderly body.

A teenage girl discovers her boyfriend has a life-threatening virus the day after they share their first kiss.

A high school student tries to communicate to his hospitalised brother who is in a vegetative state.

Brian Falkner serves up bite-sized tales of fear – fear of rejection, fear of dying, fear of disease, fear of the unknown, fear of exclusion, fear of being caught and fear of embarrassment –showing how that stubborn seed of hope hungers our darkest moments. 

That Stubborn Seed of Hope - Out now in all good bookstores

That Stubborn Seed of Hope

7-year-old Bob Sunday has stolen his brother’s identity to enlist in WW1.

Keith was killed at Gallipoli, so doesn’t need it any more, anyway. But Bob is keen to join the Royal Flying Corps, and soon finds himself flying patrols over the front line in France, up against the likes of the Red Baron – Manfred von Richthofen.

A boy’s dreams of adventure are soon shattered amid the horrors of war; culminating in his witnessing the destruction at Passchendaele.

1917: Machines of War is the fourth episode in a gripping series that tracks each year in World War One, from 1914 to 1918, each focussing on different aspects of war.

Each book in the series is written by a top New Zealand author and features threads that link the stories together.

1917: Machines of War - Out now in all good bookstores

In 15 years, Egan Tucker has spoken to no-one but his mother. Escaping from an abusive husband, Moana (Moma) took baby Egan to live in the Coromandel bush. For 15 years, Moma taught Egan to survive, and instilled in him her code for a good life. A chance meeting with a DOC deer culler (JT) while out hunting, results in Egan finding his first friend. 

When Moma goes to get supplies one day and never returns, Egan decides to head to Auckland to get help from his mother’s friend–but also to try and find JT. But Egan finds that survival among the street kids of Auckland is nothing like living in the bush, and he is unprepared for the tragedy that awaits. 

Shooting Stars - Out now in all good bookstores!


Write Like an Author Interested in writing?

Check out my Write Like an Author" school holiday writing camps for kids:

Learn the same skills that professional authors use to write their books.

It all started with a book. The most boring book in the world. So boring that nobody would ever read it – which makes it the perfect place to hide a terrible secret. 
Teenagers Luke and Tommy stumble across this lost book, worth millions and somehow mysteriously connected to Leonardo da Vinci.
But they are not the only ones seeking the book. Soon they are fighting for their lives. 
Now the book has emerged from its hiding place the world may never be the same.

This book was previously published as 'The Project'. This 2016 edition has been revised and re-edited to produce a new, tighter, up-to-date version of the story.

'The Most Boring Book in the World' is out now. Get a free preview here

Signed Copy

Rampage at Waterloo Trailer!

Check out the awesome new book trailer for Rampage at Waterloo.
And check out the book here.

Order your own signed copy of one of my books!

Just click here to find out more information about my books, and order your own personally dedicated copy of your favourite book. (Australia only... for now)

Signed Copy

Amazing artwork for my new book: Rampage at Waterloo, due out in June 2015.


The New 2014 Recon Team Angel Book Trailer!

June 2012
Cave Dogs launched on the Kindle Store!

May 2012
More amazing artwork, this time from New Zealand artist Donovan Bixley, for the cover of "Maddy and the Tongue Taker". (Click the pic to enlarge)


January 2012
Amazing artwork from artist Alan Brooks for the cover of the US edition of "The Assault"

Check it out by clicking on the thumbnail below:

The Assault

September 2011
The first copy of Assault (Recon Team Angel: Book One) has just arrived. It looks great.Wonderful work by everybody at Walker Books Australia. It goes on sale in December.

The Project - Brian Falkner

June 2010
Brainjack was the winner of the Sir Julius Vogel Award for a Young Adult Science Fiction book. The trophy is designed by Weta Workshops and looks very cool!

Sir Julius Vogel Award


May, 2010
I am part of a group of authors creating a new book, and inviting kids to help. Check out the FABO project here:

May 2010
Congratulations to all the winners of the NZ Post Children's Book Awards, and thanks to all the kids who voted Brainjack as the Children's Choice in the YA category.

Brainjack has also been nominated for the Lianza Children's Book awards and the Sir Julius Vogel Awards (for Science Fiction books).

April, 2010
My Facebook page is finally up. Check it out here.

Brian Falkner on Facebook

March, 2010
The US edition of Brainjack is on its way! The New Zealand and Australian edition came out last year, and the US edition is coming in Fall this year. The title has changed slightly for the US edition. It is "Brain Jack". There are some nice reviews coming out too, read them here.

The German edition of The Tomorrow Code will also be out this year.

The Tomorrow Code



Brian Falkner Books