Katherine Factor is a writer, editor, and educator. She has held positions as the Poet-in-Residence at Idyllwild Arts Academy and as the assistant editor of inter|rupture, a journal of poetry and art. She is a recipient of an Iowa Arts Council grant, an Augustana teaching fellowship, and a Squaw Valley Community of Writers scholarship. Her poems and audio work can be found in print and online at Interim, The Conversant, Quarterly West, Poets for Living Waters,The Equalizer, DIAGRAM, the Colorado Review, Coldfront’s Poets off Poetry, and WFMU. Awe, art, travel, and ancient culture inspire her work—a likely outcome of avidly reading Choose Your Own Adventure books as a child. This is her first children’s book.