Meet the Editors: Madeline Brzeczek

Hello again! For our second entry to the Meet the Editors series for the Fall semester, we present our prose editor, assistant art and design editor, and copy editor— Madeline Brzeczek. They are excited to be in Jet Fuel Review, and here is some more about them:

Madeline Brzeczek is a senior at Lewis University, majoring in English Studies with minors in Creative Writing and Art with the goal of becoming an author. They are also a tutor at the Lewis Writing Center. Madeline spends most of their time knitting scarves and marathoning bad horror movies with friends, usually at the same time. They collect antique goblets and are a proud parent to many house plants. Their favorite book is Reckless by Cornelia Funke, Madeline’s favorite author and inspiration to start writing. Their favorite genres are fantasy, science fiction, and horror. They prefer the realm of imagination to real life. Madeline enjoys writing short stories and poetry, and was recently published in Lewis Voices and Disquiet Arts literary magazine.

Below is our Q&A with Brzeczek:

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Meet the Editors: Chris J. Patiño

Hello subscribers! The Jet Fuel Review blog returns with its ongoing series, Meet the Editors. Every semester our literary journal gets new staff, and we love introducing them in this way. For our first entry of the semester, we present our newest layout editor, assistant blog editor, and assistant fiction editor. In addition to those titles, he is our newest film blogger under his title, Patiño’s Lores and Myths in Film. If you have the time, peruse his film analysis on The Exorcist (1973).

Chris J. Patiño is a senior at Lewis University, working toward a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. Inspired at an early age by the late great Roger Ebert, he looks to follow the acclaimed film critic’s footsteps and add his voice to the movie discourse choir. As a Tempo reporter, Chris writes film reviews for The Lewis Flyer. He enjoys just about every film genre, but favorites include horror, sci-fi, and action. A lover of books, board games and the great outdoors, he spends most of his free time in worlds of fantasy and thought. Favorite authors include Stephen King and Jim Butcher, with favorite novels being The Dresden Files series, the Harry Potter series, Salem’s Lot, The Shining, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and All the President’s Men.

Below is our Q&A with Patiño:

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Meet the Editors: Andrea Y. Rodriguez

For our final addition of “Meet the Editors” for the semester, we have Andrea Rodriguez, who is our assistant fiction editor and current blogger under her blog title, Musings of a Future Librarian.

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Andrea Rodriguez

Andrea Rodriguez is a senior at Lewis University. Prior to attending Lewis, she completed her associates at College of DuPage. Rodriguez is studying English Literature in order to pursue a career as an academic librarian. As for interests, Andrea loves spending time with her family, being in nature, taking care of her plants, writing, cooking, and traveling when she can. Andrea also enjoys exploring unique writing styles. Some of her favorite pieces include: The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson, and “Girl” by Jamaica Kinkaid. In addition to being a fiction editor for JFR, Rodriguez is the editor-in-chief of Lewis Voices, and the administrative director for Sigma Tau Delta, of which she is also a member.

 

Below is our Q&A with Rodriguez:

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Meet the Editors: Henrietta O. Eghan

Hello all, and welcome to another “Meet the Editors” and another great Sunday! This week’s editor is Henrietta O. Eghan, who will also be blogging for Jet Fuel Review.

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Henrietta O. Eghan

Henrietta O. Eghan is a Ghanaian geek, a book nerd, an otaku, and a sophomore at Lewis University. She is an English major with a minor in Computer Science with the goal of becoming a technical writer. Eghan writes for the Lewis Flyer Newspaper and works in the English department. She loves to read literature and watch films from around the world and across genres. Eghan loves to read Japanese, Chinese, African, Mexican and American books. Whether it is as a novel, a movie, Korean-drama, a manga, fanfiction or a literary magazine, her favorite past time is to read and explore different cultures.

Below is our Q&A with Eghan:

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Meet the Editors: Jo Spangler

Welcome to our first “Meet the Editors” post for this semester, and a wonderful Sunday! This week’s editor highlight is Jo Spangler, who is starting as a film blogger for us in these upcoming weeks.

Jo Spangler

Jo Spangler is a junior at Lewis University, majoring in English Literature and Language with a minor in Creative Writing. She is a writing tutor in the Lewis Writing Center and a Youth Enrichment Aide for the YMCA. In her free time, Jo enjoys reading, writing, listening to music, and watching movies. She has been to 10 countries outside the United States, including England, Italy, Turkey, and Austria. One of Jo’s favorite book series is The All Souls Trilogy, by Deborah Harkness, because of how she mixes the supernatural with history and the focus on character development. In the future, Spangler hopes to go into the publishing industry to help find new and exciting books for people to read.

Below is our Q&A with Jo:

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Meet the Editors: Joshua Kosteka

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Joshua Kosteka

Surprise! It is a late Sunday for our Meet the Editors series, but it is also the last of the semester. Joshua Kosteka is the final editor of the JFR editors and his introduction is the send-off for the series. Josh has taken the role of the layout editor and here is his more about him:

Joshua is a senior at Lewis University, majoring in English Professional Writing. Before transferring to Lewis, he graduated from Moraine Valley Community College with an Associates in Art. Other than being an editor with Jet Fuel Review, he is a tutor in the Writing Center and a retail stocker at Dollar Tree. Joshua loves to read novels and loves anything that has to do with the horror genre. He loves to watch horror movies and to listen to music in his free time. His favorite series in the horror genre is the Evil Dead universe and his two favorite writers are Hiroshi Sakurazaka and Stephen King.   

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Meet the Editors: Salvador Martinez

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Salvador Martinez

Who said Jet Fuel Review doesn’t have any musical talent? Please give a warm welcome to another editor, Salvador Martinez. Martinez is an editor for both the fiction and poetry sections, and here is some more information about him:

Salvador Martinez is a junior at Lewis University majoring in Political Science and minoring in English Creative Writing. He transferred in Fall 2018 after completing his Associate’s Degree in Arts with a major in History from Joliet Junior College. In his free time, Sal enjoys reading fantasy, science fiction, classical works, and works of political theory. He also loves to listen to music on his phonograph, play one of his four guitars, and construct Gundam model kits.

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Meet the Editors: Kammeran Hughes

 

Kammeran Hughes

Welcome to another Meet the Editor! This week is Kammeran Hughes, assistant fiction and non fiction editor. Judging by that position you can tell he is, above all else, a big reader. Here is a little bit about Hughes:

Kammeran Hughes is a junior at Lewis University, where he dual majors in
History and English with a concentration in Creative Writing. On campus, he works as a tutor at Lewis University’s Writing Center, and while off campus works at an engineering firm. He loves to read and write. His favorite book is The Count of Monte Cristo, perhaps because it is as long-winded as he is. While he is not writing, he is trying to find a quiet place to read and sleep. This year he will also be taking a position for the JFR blog, so take a look at his pieces on there.

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Meet the Editors: Payton Emond

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Payton Emon

Hello once again on another Sunday! Another editor is ready to be revealed for our wonderful community. A fantastic addition to our series, and a fantastic person. Here is Payton Emond, assistant poetry editor:

Payton is a senior at Lewis University majoring in Professional Writing and minoring in Organizational Communications. She is also a tutor at the University Writing Center and a member of the Lewis Women’s Soccer Team. In the rare moments that she has time to do with as she pleases, Payton enjoys watching cooking shows, exploring new hiking trails or cities, and wandering around book shops. Her hope as an editor for Jet Fuel Review is to call attention to those pieces that sound alarms in the soul by balancing the commonality of human experiences and the author’s knowledge through meticulous threading of language. Some of her favorite authors are bell hooks, E. B. White, William Wordsworth, and Virginia Woolf.

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Meet the Editors: Lydia Kozlowski

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Lydia Kozlowski

Welcome back to another Meet the Editor! Another Sunday is another editor we need to present, and we have a full meeting room. Today we bring you our new Social Media Editor, Lydia Kozlowski. Here is a brief bio from Kozlowski about some of the things she does on a daily basis:

Lydia is a senior at Lewis University majoring in English with a concentration in Language and Literature, and minoring in Professional Writing. She enjoys reading short stories, dabbling with design, and writing constantly in her personal journals. Lydia also enjoys reading memoirs and watching documentaries. Along with being an editor for Jet Fuel Review, she is a Publicity Coordinator for Sigma Tau Delta Rho Lambda Chapter and a tutor and ESL/ELL Specialist at Lewis University’s Writing Center. Outside of her educational endeavors and commitments, Lydia stays active by running on nature trails and rollerblading around campus.

Below is our Q&A with Kozlowski:

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