A Sybil Society: Poems

Winner of the Interim Poetics' TEST SITE Poetry Prize

2020 Test Site Poetry Prize Winner

Published: 1/15/2022

In her debut collection, Katherine Factor excavates a post-patriarchal world with poems inspired by ancient oracles and goddess wisdom, mining time, ruins, and intelligence of past civilizations.

Praise for A Sybil Society: Poems

In A Sybil Society, Katherine Factor has made a new prosody, using urban slang, internet shorthand, and all the variations of American English in the 21st century, a system of new sound that refuses easy epiphany, offering instead a twisting language, mad speaker, and always original address to try to rea...

SPIES: Spy for Cleopatra

A Choose Your Own Adventure Book

Published: 5/1/2021

Choose Your Own Adventure SPIES: Spy for Cleopatra by Katherine Factor takes YOU to ancient Egypt where you're faced with a mission larger than any ancient pyramid! You must save the Great Library of Alexandria, help at the Pharos Lighthouse, stop Caesar and his takeover, travel the Nile River, visit Rome, and explore the mysteries of Egyptian mythology and py...

Praise for SPIES: Spy for Cleopatra

"Excellent book! Our 11 year old daughter loved it and learned a lot!" - Susannah F.

SPIES: Harry Houdini

A Choose Your Own Adventure Book

Published: 5/1/2020

Choose Your Own Adventure SPIES: Harry Houdini by Katherine Factor puts YOU in the shoes of America’s first famous magician, Harry Houdini, also...

Praise for SPIES: Harry Houdini

"Magical adventures... Don’t let this book escape you!!" - Jose C

"Our 4th and 7th graders read this book together and had so much fun choosing the different paths while learning about Houdini!" - Susannah F.

"A hit at the library!" - Karen, Walton Library...

SPIES: Mata Hari

A Choose Your Own Adventure Book

Published: 5/1/2019

Choose Your Own Adventure SPIES: Mata Hari by Katherine Factor takes YOU around the world and back in time. 9-12 year old readers will enact the early life of an actual historic spy, Margaretha Zelle, who was best known by h...

Praise for SPIES: Mata Hari

"Can I give 6 stars? [...] The author has the rare gift of being able to write something that works for both children and adults." - Daniel

"My 9 and 10 year olds love it!" - Brigit S.

"...a brilliant, dramatic, and mischievous story... It's both hilarious and sad; and a real interactive adventure for kids and adults alike. Each decision you make in the story leads you to more absurdly real choices Margaretha has made in her own life, dreamy fantasies, spiritual journeys or historical truths, among other misadventures. It's so much fun and will have you jumping all over the book, reading as each choice you make blossoms or wilts. Katherine Factor is an inventive writer, crafting each piece of this puzzle with seamless detail. Her writing makes complex historical concepts easy to read and understand without misrepresenting them. She's also very witty and will have you chuckling all the way to the end-- then you start all ov...