Meet the Editors: Caitlin Connelly

Caitlin Connelly
Caitlin Connelly

Hi, blog readers! It’s time for another installment of “Meet the Editors.” This time we’re featuring Caitlin Connelly, the Marketing & Development Editor for the Jet Fuel Review. Caitlin is a senior at Lewis University, who is majoring in Creative and Professional Writing major and minoring in Marketing. This is her first semester working with Jet Fuel Review. One of her poems was published in Windows Fine Arts Magazine. In her spare time, Caitlin loves to spend time with her family and friends, play with her adorable black Labrador Ace, listen to music, read different novels, write fiction and occasionally poetry, and play video games. Here are her answers to our questionnaire, which was developed by Melissa Carrington.

Who are you and what is your role in the Jet Fuel Review?

My name is Caitlin Connelly and I am the Marketing and Development Editor.

What book might we find on your nightstand right now?

I am reading The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken.

If you had the chance to co-write with one author, who would you choose? Why?

I would definitely choose Cassandra Clare because she is an amazing author. She has memorable characters and books that you want to read over and over again.

Describe your perfect reading atmosphere.

I mostly like to read when I’m at home or school. Personally, I prefer a quiet environment but I don’t mind reading if there is music playing.

What might your personal library look like?

Right now I have a couple shelves with my favorite series and stand-alone books.

If you could “re-make” a poorly written movie that was based on a book, what movie would it be?

This was actually based off of an animated TV show but Avatar: the Last Airbender. I’m sorry but if you can’t even say the main character’s name correctly then why would you make the movie? I would go on but that would take all day. =)

What piece of literature can you reread over and over again?

If it’s a book or series I love, then I’ll most likely read it again.

Give us a quote from your favorite (or any) book/movie.

“One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”
― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

“I’ve realized that even though we should learn from those who came before us, we must also forge our own path.” – Korra, The Legend of Korra

“When we hit our lowest point, we are open to the greatest change.” – Aang, The Legend of Korra

If you were invited to have coffee with any fictional character, who would you most like to meet? Why?

I would say Mako and Korra from The Legend of Korra. I would choose Korra because she’s a strong female character. She may be stubborn and hotheaded but she’s also valiant, loyal, and compassionate. Plus, she’s the Avatar! That’s pretty awesome. I would also choose Mako because he may be distant and also hotheaded but he can be so sweet and he is protective of the people he cares about. Plus he’s really hot. 😉

Share your top five favorite pieces of writing (anything included).

  1. The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
  2. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
  3. The Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine
  4. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
  5. Maximum Ride by James Patterson

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There you have it!  I hope you enjoyed getting to know Caitlin!  We should have another one of these posts for you soon. In the meantime, you can check out our previous question-and-answer sessions right here.

-Jet Fuel Review Editor, Mary Egan

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