Selected Works


Iron Man Extremis: the Novel (Marvel, 2013)

Marvel’s Art of Iron Man 3 (Marvel, 2013, with Stuart Moore)

3-D World Tour Atlas for Children (Chronicle Books, 2008)

Stalking the Wild Dik-Dik (Seal Press, 2006)

Best in Tent Camping: New Jersey (Menasha Ridge Press, 2005)

Best in Tent Camping: Virginia (Menasha Ridge Press, 2004)





“Javins redefines the idea of being busy, and always has, from her days working both a day and night job at Marvel editing and coloring, to placing herself at the heart of new experiences through travel, but it’s a lucky thing she was willing to take on the adaptation of IRON MAN: EXTREMIS to craft a new story, essentially, and one that adds substantially to Iron Man mythology.”—The Beat, May 2013

“The subtitle says it all: also known as One Woman’s Solo Misadventures Across Africa, this rollicking tale of travel mistakes made many writers’ must-read lists and gained a cult following for the author’s humorous blog.”—SAS’ Scanorama, May 2007

“Almost feels like being out there, on the road, trying to deal with the daily logistics of travel, and the days when a tidy bathroom, clean sheets and a good mosquito net are the only requirements for extreme happiness.” —

“By traveling close to the ground she reveals insight about cultural sensitivities and tales of the dangerous realities of life throughout the African nations she visited.” —


Picasa Gallery

Interview on The Beat

Interview with Cyrus Farivar

Interview on Jersey City Independent

Interview on The Well

Interview on Wanderlust






Make the Most of  Your Time On Earth (Rough Guides, 2007, sections)

Journeys of a Lifetime (National Geographic, 2007, sections)

Wander Woman (Wanderlust magazine, 2011-2013) 2011 (around the world solo journey, 2011) *WINNER* 2013 Solas Awards for Brazzaville Blues

The Way to a Woman’s Heart (Perceptive Travel, 2010)

Bragging Rights: Antarctica (Perceptive Travel, 2008) *WINNER*, 2009 Solas Awards Ecotourism in the Savannah Ethiopia’s Historic Route Whistle Stop 2001 (around the world solo journey, 2001)