Name: Sarah Kennedy
Position: Faculty Advisor
Favorite Book: My favorite book is usually the one I am reading right now. If a book doesn’t engage me right away, I go on to the next one!
Name: Gwen Elverson
Favorite Book: Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalo — It is a thriller fantasy novel. Backdropped by Sicilian legends regarding witches, one of two twins is murdered. I love this book because it follows the remaining twin and whether she can uncover her sister’s death and who she really was. Kingdom of the Wicked is so intoxicating, I could barely put it down. By the end of it, my jaw was on the floor.
Name: Joshua Henson
Position: Managing Editor
Favorite Book: My favorite book is The Conspiracy Against the Human Race by Thomas Ligotti. It’s an odd combination of Lovecraftian horror and nihilistic philosophical tract. Ligotti uses scathing allegory and enthralling narration to convey his often dark and macabre tone. It’s a book that is both intellectually stimulating and existentially terrifying.
Name: Addison Eubank
Position: General Editor
Favorite Book: My favorite book is a YA historical fiction novel by Sharon M. Draper. Copper Sun allows you to embark on the journey of a daughter in Africa and how she becomes a slave. History has always been one of my favorite subjects; the details and accuracy Draper is able to incorporate throughout this book is fascinating.
Name: Abby Ramey
Position: Lead Poetry Editor
Favorite Book – My favorite book of all time has got to be either The Female of the Species by Lionel Shriver or We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson. I have an affinity for young adult novels, which is what both of these books are classified as. Both novels capture what it’s like to be young and confused (albeit in very different ways) and they explore themes like mental illness, responsibility, and the possibility of alien life while creating a bond between the reader and the characters within. I also really love the blend between day-to-day life and the surreal that can be found in these books.
Name: Ashley Kyle
Position: Lead Fiction Editor
Favorite Book: My favorite book is The Outsiders. The story is engaging and emotional, and I could relate to the main characters being sort of ostracized. The fact that it’s one of the few required readings from my high school English classes that I actually liked helps.
Name: Everett Butler
Position: Copy Editor
Favorite Book: It’s very hard to pick just one, but for now I can say it’s Frindle by Andrew Clements.