About Sara Bailey’s Factography

About the Text

Factography is a hypertext novel that weaves together a series of stories, which can be read either in a linear fashion or through a series of links.  The links work in the same way as the mind, giving the novel a life all its own by creating a network of threads that connect together ideas, characters, place, and plot.  In many ways, it give readers control of the text, allowing their minds to wander along the work in a way it might only after reading a linear novel for the second time.  In other words, while the structure provides the reader the freedom to navigate freely through the text, it also helps as a textual guide, making suggestions of what one might take away from what might otherwise seem an unrelated collection.

About the Author

Sara Sloan Bailey earned her PhD at Texas Tech University, where this project originated as her dissertation.  She is currently an MFA student in Creative Nonfiction at Columbia University.  Her most recent publications have appeared in Superstition Review, Arabesques, Saucy Vox, Rumble, LitBits, and an anthology entitled “Texans on Texas,” published by Big [T]ext.