Meet the Review Crew: Victoria Fouts

Victoria Fouts is a Social Networker at Superstition Review. She is currently a senior at Arizona State University who is majoring in English Literature. Victoria joined the Superstition Review team for the fall semester of 2012 in order to learn more about the world of publishing and literary magazines. She is very excited to expand her knowledge and become more familiar with the in’s and out’s of editing, publishing, and literature in the modern world. Victoria looks forward to becoming more aware of different writers and art styles, becoming more cultured and growing in her networking abilities through her internship at Superstition Review.

Originally, Victoria was born in Pasadena, Texas and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona after being adopted when she was 3 ½ years old with her little sister. Both girls were taken in by a loving family which had already adopted two other children, a son and a baby girl. Victoria showed a talent for reading at an early age and quickly fell in love with books. Her parents encouraged her to read anything she could get her hands on and turned her into a voracious reader. Growing up, her parents had to ground her by taking her books away rather than television privileges. Over the years she has expanded her collection of favorite authors, books, and styles of literature. Ranging from the hilarious works of David Sedaris to the dark gothic horrors of Edgar Allen Poe and (of course) Clive Barker, she enjoys trying every genre of literature at least once. During her time at ASU, Victoria has focused her English studies on writings produced in the Victorian Era, one of her favorite time periods in history.

No matter where she lives, Victoria always brings books from her “favorite collection” to line her bookshelves (a required piece of furniture in any home). Unfortunately, the collection has grown so large that she has had to leave some of these treasured novels at her childhood home due to lack of shelving space in her apartment! Given her wide variety of books, friends often come to her to borrow books and ask for reading suggestions.

After graduation, Victoria and her boyfriend plan to get married and quickly move to Oregon to escape the Arizona heat. Once there she wants to find a job in the publishing market and to become deeply involved in the literary scene of the northwest coast. If she ever has the time or energy, Victoria dreams of writing and publishing a book of her own.

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9 thoughts on “Meet the Review Crew: Victoria Fouts

  • September 13, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Nice to meet you Victoria. My parents’ house serves as my library as well. I can’t wait to have a whole room devoted to books someday 🙂

      • September 21, 2012 at 12:22 pm

        A little bit of everything! For starters…my favorite children’s books, some Boxcar Children, all of Sherlock Holmes, Pride and Prejudice, anything by C.S. Lewis, stacks of lit and horse magazines and my recent favorites- The Book Thief and A Girl Named Zippy.

  • September 30, 2012 at 1:41 am

    Hi Victoria!
    I know what you mean!! I have too many books and if my collection keeps growing, soon I will have to start using my sock drawer as storage space! Good luck with making more room!

  • October 1, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Hi Victoria,
    I’m in a desperate need of expanding my book collection. Do you have any recommendations? I tend to read personal essays, young adult books and short-story collections. I also joined Superstition Review to learn more about the literary world.

  • October 1, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Hey Sophia!
    Personal essays- David Sedaris (hilarious writer)
    Short Story- The Books of Blood by Clive Barker (horror)
    Nocturnes by John Connolly
    Young Adult- A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
    Abarat by Clive Barker
    The Burn Journals by Brent Runyon
    Looking for Alaska by John Green
    Adult/ Other- The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
    The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox
    Drood by Dan Simmons
    Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons

    I hope these help! They are some of my personal favorites 🙂

    – Tori Fouts

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