Thanks to Storylines for taking J L Pawley on tour round the Thames/Coromandel/Hauraki area with fantastic fellow authors Glyn Harper, Sandra Morris, and Elaine Bickell, 21-25 October 2019. For more peeks at J L Pawley's last tour for 2019, check out the Storylines Children's Literature Charitable Trust's Facebook page. #schoolvisits #tour #GenerationIcarus #publicappearance
The Russian edition of Air Born, released earlier in 2018 by Arkadia, is currently averaging ratings more than 9 stars out of 10 on Russian book selling websites! Click the screenshot below to see the listing for yourself! Screenshot taken 21 June 2018. #GenerationIcarus #AirBorn #internationaleditions #Russiantranslation
Following the great success of J L Pawley's visit to Howick College, a wonderful article was published about it in the Botany & Ormiston Times and the Howick & Pakuranga Times in East Auckland. "Geraldine Jamieson, English teacher and supporter of the school’s creative writing group, said it was a school trip to the recent Auckland Writers Festival that spurred her to set up the visit. 'The students were so intrigued by Pawley’s presentation (and her wings of course) that we
On 16 & 17 May, Jessica featured during the Auckland Writers Festival Schools programme. Presenting on stage at the Aotea Centre in central Auckland, Jessica took the audience on her journey from her first rejection letter, aged 12, to the latest news regarding the release of her second book in the Generation Icarus series, Take Flight. Photo of the first session in the ASB Theatre, courtesy of the staff at Howick College. #publicappearance #Auckland #Booktalk #cosplay #Gener
CLICK HERE FOR FULL VLOG PLAYLIST (Youtube link) English subtitles available under YouTube CC settings. Day 1, Monday 9 April 2018: stunning pastoral, forest, and coastal scenery; random musings; giant wings; and behind-the-scenes sneak peeks as Jess travels from Auckland to Opononi, Hokianga Harbour, and visits Opononi Area School. Day 2, Tuesday 10 April 2018: thunder, lightning and epic wind; singing; and more behind-the-scenes sneak peeks as Jess travels from Opononi, Hok
Thank you to Magpies Magazine for reviewing Air Born! "The premise is enticing, the writing solid, the characters engaging, the plot moves swiftly, there is plenty of action as well as necessary introspection. The original novels gained a wide online following and these new, revised editions are sure to find a very enthusiastic audience. Recommend it to fans of Rachael Craw’s Spark trilogy." - Bill Nagelkerke, Christchurch Full review on page 7 of Vol. 33, No. 1, March 2018 #
J L Pawley and Steam Press are thrilled to announce the title and cover for Air Born's sequel: The Flight will be launching again in Auckland during August 2018. #news #GenerationIcarus #mediarelease #TakeFlight
"Adrenalin-fueled and engaging, this is an action-adventure that should appeal to fans of the CHERUBS series, and James Patterson’s Maximum Ride. Flying is no easy feat, and Pawley has put a lot of thought into the biology of her icarian race. Whilst the story is fast-paced, and the characterisation strong – I particularly liked the character of Tui, a bold and out-spoken girl from New Zealand – there are perhaps not as many questions answered as I would have liked; there is
“I totally connected with the pre-flight suspense, and heart-stopping opening sequences of Air Born. ...
The story flows well with appropriate pace, and includes: entertaining banter, teenage angst, and crushes. ...
If you’ve ever wished you could fly, then I strongly recommend you read ‘Air Born’.” Read the full review here, by WJ Scott, Award Winning Children’s Author #review #GenerationIcarus #AirBorn
An in-depth interview with Jessica was published in the Weekend Herald on Saturday, marking her debut in national print news media. The full text is available to read online for free here. #Interview #news #Newspaper #AirBorn #GenerationIcarus
Steam Press and J L Pawley appeared at the Auckland Armageddon Expo over the weekend of 20-23 October to sell and promote Air Born. Jess's cosplay and book proved to be a huge hit. The follow-up promo video of her appearance was viewed over 60,000 times on Facebook, and a selection of photos can be viewed in Galleries. #video #AirBorn #mediarelease #GenerationIcarus #ArmageddonExpo #Auckland #publicappearance #cosplay #wings
View Jess's first-ever prime time interview on NZ's current events show Seven Sharp, broadcast on Friday 13 October, 2017. #AirBorn #GenerationIcarus #interview #tv #cosplay #wings #onlinemedia #video #news
Listen to J L Pawley's first-ever live interview, broadcast on Radio NZ with Jesse Mulligan on the 1-4 afternoon show, at 1.30pm on Friday 13 October, 2017. #interview #AirBorn #GenerationIcarus #radio #onlinemedia
On Tuesday 10 October 2017, Jess's debut TV interview was broadcast on NZ's channel Three, on the morning show The Cafe, hosted by Mike Puru and Melanie Homer. #interview #tv #video #AirBorn #GenerationIcarus #onlinemedia