English Alum in the Spotlight: Tim Fitzpatrick

Tim Fitzpatrick
Tim Fitzpatrick

Recently, we here at the Jet Fuel Review hosted an Alumni Author Reading, featuring three alumni from the university where we are based, Lewis University. We wanted to celebrate them not only in that space, but here on the blog, too. First up on the docket is former Jet Fuel Review managing editor, Tim Fitzpatrick.

Tim Fitzpatrick served as Managing Editor of Jet Fuel Review from 2012-2014 and currently serves as JFR’s Head Consultant. He is an avid reader, writer, and Bulls fan. He joined the Jet Fuel Review after its second issue and has not been allowed to leave. He has run a videography company, worked for Jokes4miles doing video work, written as a professional blogger, and currently works as a chef for Wooden Paddle Pizza. He enjoys his coffee black, a good film, the occasional alcoholic beverage, and golfing. You can check out his previous JFR blog “Tim’s Storydome” where he pit novels against their film adaptations.

Below we have a Q&A with Tim:

So, what are you working on?

There are a few short stories that I am working on, but primarily I’m working with some friends to turn one of my shorts into a short film. I’ve already written the script, and we’re aiming to start shooting at the beginning of June.

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Meet the Editors: Tim Fitzpatrick

Tim Fitzpatrick, Managing Editor

Editor’s Notes: Welcome to the very first installment of the new ‘Meet the Editors’ feature here on the Jet Fuel Review blog! We will be interviewing and featuring more members of the Jet Fuel Review staff, and (hopefully) posting featurettes like this one each week. For now, though, let’s get to know Tim Fitzpatrick, the Managing Editor of the Jet Fuel Review.

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

My name is Tim Fitzpatrick, and I am Jet Fuel’s managing editor.

What book might we find on your nightstand right now?

You’re going to find a few.  George Saunders Tenth of December is a collection of short stories that I received over the summer, and I’m only now getting a chance to read it.  My boss (other job) insisted that I read a book on marketing by Robert Cialdini called Influence: the Psychology of Persuasion. It’s a pretty interesting read about why people say yes to certain ideas, and no to others.  The third book is Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States.  I think that book has been next to my bed for the better part of a year.  I read some of it whenever I’m in the mood for an interesting take on history, but I’ve never read more than 30 or so pages at a time.

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