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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hello subscribers! Jet Fuel Review is returning with a new batch of editors all eager to take part in questions and answers for the blog counterpart. Our choice of Q and A isn’t by mistake, it is a quick way to get a look into the thoughts that whirl in each editor’s head. Our first starting editor for Fall 2019 is Jordan Benes and here is a little bit about her:
Jordan is a junior at Lewis University studying Health and Human performance to become an Occupational Therapist. She is also a Writing minor. She chose to pursue a minor in writing because from childhood she has had a love of reading and writing. Some of her favorite hobbies include hiking, reading, dancing, yoga, photography, painting, and listening to music. Some of her favorite movies and books include Jurassic Park, Jaws, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, It, 1984, and The Sword of Shannara.