Christelle Hobby is an ASU senior pursuing concurrent degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Creative Writing.
Superstition Review: What is your position with Superstition Review and what are your responsibilities?
Christelle Hobby: I am one of two Web Designers, and we are basically responsible for creating, uploading, and organizing all elements necessary for getting the website up and running.
SR: How did you hear about Superstition Review and what made you decide to get involved?
CH: I received an email telling me about internship opportunities at SR and I immediately went onto the website and knew it was something I had to get involved in. It has all of the subjects I am studying, as well as the areas I hope to find myself working in some day.
SR: What are you hoping to take away from your Superstition Review experience?
CH: I am hoping to improve my skills as a web designer, and I would also like to really understand all of the elements that go into publishing. It is the career I hope to find myself in one day and I just feel like this semester with SR will put me closer to that dream.
SR: Describe one of your favorite literary or artistic works.
CH: My favorite book ever is Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. I have read it quite a few times and I never get sick of it. It is brutal and romantic at the same time and you find a reason to hate every character as much as you love them. It is a classic that transcends time.
SR: What are you currently reading?
CH: I am currently reading The Shack by William Paul Young. It is a fairly religious piece, which is not a style I typically read, so I am still trying to get accustomed to the prose and the somewhat predictably perfect plot.
SR: What is your favorite Superstition Review section, and why?
CH: I am a Creative Writing Fiction major, so fiction always takes the cake. I never get sick of reading a new story and the writers who have contributed to SR in the past have shown that we can only expect good things from the writers in this edition.
SR: What other position(s) for Superstition Review would you like to try out?
CH: I would absolutely love to be one of the Fiction Editors. While I am excited by the idea of putting together the whole site, like I said, I love my fiction.
SR: Do you prefer reading literary magazines online or in print?
CH: I typically visit literary magazines online, however I don’t think it ever really compares to print. There is just something traditional and wonderful about holding the pages in your hands.
SR: Do you write or create art? What are you currently working on?
CH: I am a writer, and I am currently working to improve my skills by inundating myself with the written word. While I try to continuously produce short stories I am focusing primarily on reading and studying a variety of modern day writers.
SR: What is your favorite mode of relaxation?
CH: It may sound cliché, but a glass of wine, a good book, and fuzzy slippers put me in my favorite state of relaxation.
SR: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
CH: In 10 years I hope to be working for a publishing company and have my own writing be an ever-present side project.