Meet Katie Jaffe (daughter): Creative Director and Design Consultant of Aviation for Spectre Air Capital & Jennifer Lawson (mother): Owner and President of Decision Tree Technologies, former teacher – Fly, Flay Again
Today, we’re pleased to introduce you to a mother and daughter team of authors Katie Jaffe and Jennifer Lawson, a new burst of talents in the children’s literary world.
Katie Jaffe (daughter) is the Creative Director and Design Consultant of Aviation for Spectre Air Capital Jennifer Lawson (mother) is the Owner and President of Decision Tree Technologies, a former teacher.
Katie and Jennifer are joining us to celebrate their first picture book together titled Fly, Flay Again. Their book follows the flying adventures of Jenny and Jude accompanied by their pets, Kitty and Hawk, who work together to build a flying machine. Fly, Flay Again introduces kids to the concepts of flight – lift, gravity, thrust, and drag, along with pitch, roll, and yaw. It is a fun story of adventure, teamwork, and perseverance that begins to lay a foundation for aerodynamics in an adorable picture book format.
About the Author
As Creative Director and Design Consultant of Aviation for Spectre Air Capital, Katie has aided in the design of several high profile aircraft. Currently, she is leading the marketing and design effort of an overseas airline. She also has a passion for children’s causes and has committed herself to help several charities for children around the world. She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and three children.
Lifelong educator and advocate of the Children’s’ Literacy Program, Jennifer seeks to bring knowledge to students through creative curriculum and technology on a global level. As Owner and President of Decision Tree Technologies, she is currently endeavoring to teach using technologically advanced solutions that excite today’s students. She lives in Austin, Texas with her family.
Learn more about “Fly, Fly Again”
Fly, Fly Again is a clever and charming story about Jenny, a child who dreams of flying. After years of tinkering in makeshift laboratories and studying the mechanics of flight with her pet Hawk, Jenny builds a plane–only to crash into the yard of her skateboarding neighbor, Jude, and his pet Cheetah. Working with Jude, Jenny successfully learns how to control and fly her plane. This unique story includes lessons about problem-solving, teamwork, and determination as well as family-friendly information about the basics of aeronautical engineering like lift, drift, and more!
Fly, Flay Again is available on Amazon!
Interview Talking Points & Questions
- Introduction to a mother and daughter team of authors Katie Jaffe and Jennifer Lawson
- More about their picture book, “Fly, Fly Again”
- The introduction of the book is from Buzz Aldrin. The 50th anniversary of the lunar landing of Apollo 11 is July 20, 2019.
- It is amazing to learn that so many people put in their efforts to run a successful flight. Katie and Jennifer tell us how important it is to teach kids to work together?
- The book teaches perseverance and collaboration and that you can be an inventor at any age; with some determination and creativity, anything is possible
- What kind of things can families do to use “Fly, Fly Again” again as a platform to know more about aviation?
- What is your next project?
- How can readers connect with you?
A big Thank You to Katie Jaffe and Jennifer Lawson for talking to us, and for sharing their book with our listeners!
We are very excited to see what they do next! We hope you have enjoyed listening to this episode and be sure to keep your eye out for their future books.
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