Meet The Editors: Sylvia Szewczyk

Welcome back, everyone! This week we would like to introduce the author of Sylvia’s Psychological Summaries, Sylvia Szewczyk! Sylvia graduated in May of 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Resource Management and Psychology, as well as a minor in Polish Language and Culture. While at Lewis, Sylvia was a Community Engaged Learning Facilitator, a founder for Lewis’s Habitat for Humanity Chapter, as well as a LUMINATE Volunteer leader. She currently works full-time as an HR Generalist and joined Jet Fuel Review in hopes of following one of her lifelong passions – writing. Her favorite genres to read are historical fiction, sci-fi, and mystery. In her free time, she likes to paint, solve puzzles, play the piano, read, rock climb, and hike. She loves to travel and does it spontaneously, but wishes she could do it more often. After getting her Master’s, she plans on moving to Poland for a few years to experience work and life there.

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

My name is Sylvia Szewczyk and I graduated from Lewis last year (May 2021). I currently work as an HR Generalist at a small company. I am a blogger and prose editor for Jet Fuel Review. 

What book might we find on your nightstand right now? 

At the moment, I am reading The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. 

Describe your perfect reading atmosphere. 

My perfect reading atmosphere would be sitting next to the fireplace and snuggled underneath like 50 blankets while there is a thunderstorm outside. 

What might your personal library look like? 

It’s filled with sci-fi, mystery, crime, romance, and historical fiction novels (in both English and Polish). 

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

The Lightning Thief 1,000%. I think their choice of cast wasn’t well thought out at all and in the first movie, they basically threw in the first three books of the series. The ending in the movie was the ending in the third book and when I saw that, it seriously upset me. 

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

The River of Time series by Lisa Bergren. It’s written by a Christian writer but it is BY FAR the BEST historical fiction/sci-fi/romance novel I’ve ever read. 

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

“Sometimes the heart tells us to venture where the mind fears to tread” – Waterfall by Lisa Bergren

If you were invited to have coffee with any fictional character, who would you most like to meet? Why?  Sophie from An Offer from a Gentleman by Julia Quinn. I really liked her character in that novel because also it took place in the regency era, she was very modern and stood up for herself and what she believed in instead of conforming to what was expected of her.


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