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Catherine Phelan

Catherine is a Brooklyn-based writer and editor. Running The Archive has given her a great excuse to keep reading any biography she can get her hands on. Catherine also runs Creepy Crate, a subscription box for the spooky at heart. When not watching horror movies or reading the latest N.K. Jemisin novel, you can find her in the stacks of the Housing Works bookstore or at the nearest park.

www.catherinephelan.com|@cathuhhrine

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