Hello dear readers, and happy Friday! Another week, another new editor to share with you. This week, we have Katelyn Bittke, who is an assistant copy editor and fiction editor here at the Jet Fuel Review.
Katelyn is a senior at Lewis University who is majoring in Broadcast Journalism. During her LBJF (Life Before Jet Fuel), she spent her days being the Opinion Editor of The Flyer (the on-campus newspaper) and hosting an on-campus entertainment TV show called All Access Lewis. She’s had a few internships ranging from writing content on the website “Fit and Fab Living” to covering press events through the non-profit animal organization Spay Illinois. Normally, a week before Harry Potter weekend, you can find her glued to anything J.K. Rowling related. Other than that, she thinks that James Patterson is her better half. When she’s not busy writing, she likes to sneak into movies, eat cheeseburgers, train for obstacle races, and take naps with her dog named Indy Jones. When it comes to personal writing, Katelyn’s favorite topic is advocating her Pit Bull fur baby. Her favorite written article was when she road tripped to New Orleans and interviewed the cast of the TV show Pit Bulls & Parolees at Villalobos. She also still dreams of the day when she could become a contestant on Figure It Out.
Below is our Q&A with Katelyn:
Who are you and what is your role in the Jet Fuel Review?
Katelyn Bittke, assistant copy editor and fiction editor.
What book might we find on your nightstand right now?
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson
If you had the chance to co-write with one author, who would you choose? Why?
James Patterson, because he is an amazing author who spits out books like nobody’s business. He is also able to bring to life so many different kinds of characters and really get inside their heads to create crazy amounts of detail, male or female. When he writes, it’s almost as if he turns the reader into the character.
Describe your perfect reading atmosphere.
Either in my bed with just my nightstand light on, or outside in my backyard sitting by the water fountain.
What might your personal library look like?
It looks like a mix of vintage décor and books of literally all sizes. I have big picture information books about Greek mythology and Egypt, but you can also find torn up copies of Shakespeare. Also I have a pretty impressive collection of collector’s edition Harry Potter books, and all of Dan Brown’s and James Patterson’s books.
If you could “re-make” a poorly written movie that was based on a book, what movie would it be?
Twilight. This sounds completely basic, but I loved the book when I first read it in middle school. By the time the movie came out a couple years later, I was so excited that I went at midnight. About 10 minutes in, I straight up almost walked out of the theater because I had never seen such bad acting, editing, or script writing in my entire life.
What piece of literature can you reread over and over again?
Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Those books made me fall in love with Greek mythology.
Give us a quote from your favorite (or any) book/movie.
“Don’t you realize? The next time you see sky, it’ll be over another town. The next time you take a test, it’ll be in some other school. Our parents, they want the best of stuff for us. But right now, they got to do what’s right for them. Because it’s their time. Their time! Up there! Down here, it’s our time. It’s our time down here.” –– The Goonies, the greatest movie of all time.
If you were invited to have coffee with any fictional character, who would you most like to meet? Why?
Lord Voldemort from the Harry Potter series because who wouldn’t want to watch the most evil being around sip on a cup of coffee? Also, I would love to know what would drive him to be that clever, patient, and cruel all at the same time for his entire life.
Share your top five favorite pieces of writing (anything included).
- Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
- Women’s Murder Club by James Patterson
- The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
- IT by Stephen King
- Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
- Divergent by Veronica Roth
Thanks for stopping by and come back next Friday when we share with you another one of our new editors!