Katherine Factor is a writer, editor, and educator. She has mentored young writers for decades, having taught at Idyllwild Arts Academy, Interlochen Arts Academy, and in summer programs. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she is a recipient of an Iowa Arts Council grant and residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and Squaw Valley Community of Writers. Her manuscript, A Sybil Society, was a semi-finalist in the Cleveland State University first book prize in 2017. Her poems and audio work can be found at Interim, The Conversant, Quarterly West, Poets for Living Waters, The Equalizer, DIAGRAM, Colorado Review, Coldfront’s Poets off Poetry, and on textsound.org and soundcloud. Awe, music, travel, and ancient cultures inspire her work—a likely outcome of avidly reading Choose Your Own Adventure books. This is her first children’s book.