It’s another Monday, which means a second editor is going to be introduced. This week we are introducing Kyle Paup, our new Asst. Fiction Editor & Asst. Layout Editor, as well as our Communications & Media Editor.
Kyle Paup is a junior at Lewis University double majoring in English Writing and Philosophy of Law. This is his first year working for Jet Fuel Review, but he is no stranger to writing or editing. He is passionate about writing and has already worked on developing his own novels. In the past, Kyle was Editor in Chief of his high school newspaper, and now works as a Communications intern for the City of St. Charles. He is open to all types of literature, but dark fantasy is one of his favorite genres.
Below is our Q&A with Kyle Paup:
Who are you and what is your role in the Jet Fuel Review?
My name is Kyle Paup, I am a junior here at Lewis and the Communications Editor for Jet Fuel Review.
What book might we find on your nightstand right now?
With the semester starting up, you would not find anything too exciting on my nightstand. Maybe a 1000 page Philosophy of Law book.
If you had the chance to co-write with one author, who would you choose? Why?
I would have to pick Steven King. He was one of my favorite authors growing up, and while his creative mind may be a bit more demented than mine, I’m sure that it would be a fun experience to see his creative process and work with him.
Describe your perfect reading atmosphere.
Where I read does not matter to me so much. All I really need to read is plenty of free time so that I can fully devote myself to it. If I start something, I want to make sure that it gets finished.
What might your personal library look like?
My personal library is mostly filled with darker types of literature, such as stories concerning dystopias, dark fantasy, or other heavy dramas. While I do not think that this represents my personality at all, I like these genres the most because they provoke the most thought and evoke the most emotion.
If you could “re-make” a poorly written movie that was based on a book, what movie would it be?
Netflix’s “Death Note.” I am a huge fan of the source material but genuinely had no idea what they were going for with that movie. Evidently, the writers didn’t either…
What piece of literature can you reread over and over again?
Much like with movies, I usually reread/re-watch everything that I like. Since I have such a specific set of interests in reading, I usually stick to the same few books at a time and only occasionally venture out.
Give us a quote from your favorite (or any) book/movie.
“We were all awakened, one night in July, by the thunderous crash; we realized that the bolt must have hit nearby, but, since it had not hit us, we all went back to sleep. Man brings all things to the test of himself, and this is notably true of lightning,” (Aldo Leopold, Sand County Almanac).
If you were invited to have coffee with any fictional character, who would you most like to meet? Why?
As an author myself, I would have to pick any of the main characters in my own books. Hopefully, they would give me advice on how to tell their stories better.
Share your top five favorite pieces of writing (anything included, be it movies, books, etc.).
- Death Note (books and TV series)
- The Hunger Games (books and movies)
- Sand County Almanac (book)
- The Shawshank Redemption (novella and movie)
- Frankenstein (book)