C. S. Malerichgrew up in northern New Jersey. Storytelling was an early love, her first and favorite subjects being rabbits, felines, and horses. As an adolescent, she became interested in fantasy and mythology, which led her to major in Classics at Montclair State University. In 2005, she followed her best friend to Washington, DC, where she continued avoiding fluency in Greek and Latin and taught mythology to undergrads at the University of Maryland. She’s since pursued interests in folklore, cultural studies, and public health, sometimes all at once. Her fiction often explores intersections of liberation and justice, with an infectious dance beat. Some of her work has appeared in Apparition Lit, Ares Magazine, and the Among Animals anthologies from eco-fiction publisher Ashland Creek Press. Her novel Fire & Locket was published in 2019, and her novella The Factory Witches of Lowell was released in November 2020. C. S. continues to live and work in the DC area.
The Proletarian Fantastic
While the bosses have built the mills with magic of capital, the Factory Girls’ Union plans resistance with the magic of solidarity....