Meet the Editors: Brittney Crosse

This semester is going quick, and this is the third Meet the Editors post already! This week we present a member of Jet Fuel Review who is our assistant fiction and nonfiction editor and copy editor. Brittney Crosse is this week’s featured editor for Jet Fuel Review, and here is some more about her:

Brittany Crosse is a junior at Lewis University who has previously attended Moraine Valley Community College. She is majoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing, and hopes to one day make a career out of writing short stories, which has been a goal of hers ever since she was little. In addition to writing, she also plans to teach fiction writing at the university level. Her interests outside of writing include TV shows, anime, music, video games, and books, her favorite authors being Neal Shusterman, Stephen King, and Haruki Murakami. Brittany spends most of her time with her dog Cordelia, a.k.a. “Cordy.”

Below is our Q&A with Crosse:

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

I am an assistant fiction and nonfiction editor and copy editor. 

-What book might we find on your nightstand right now?

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. 

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

Kelly Link, because her stories have inspired quite a few of my own.

-Describe your perfect reading atmosphere.

Alone in my room on a rainy afternoon, lying on my bed with my dog at my feet and a mug of coffee or tea on my nightstand.

-What might your personal library look like?

A variety of genres, namely young adult fiction and manga.

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

Probably The 5th Wave (movie directed by J Blakeson, book written by Rick Yancy). 

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

I haven’t read it in years, but growing up I would constantly reread Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. 

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

Not a book or a movie, but a song lyric: “The deaf man heard what the mute man said/ then they all followed where the blind man led” from “Pay the Man” by Foster the People.

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

Claire Redfield from the Resident Evil video game series, because she’s the perfect combination of badass and kind.

-Share your top five favorite pieces of writing (anything included, be it movies, books, etc.).

(In no particular order)

  1. Hannibal (TV series, 2013-2015), created by Bryan Fuller
  2. Hunter X Hunter (TV series, 2011-2014), created by Yoshihiro Togashi.
  3. The Arc of a Scythe series, written by Neal Shusterman 
  4.  Demon Days, an album by Gorillaz (2005)
  5. “Every Day” by David Levithan (2012)

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