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MARK POWERS

Picture credit: Andy Hollingworth

Picture credit: Andy Hollingworth

 

Mark Powers has been making up ridiculous stories since primary school and is slightly shocked to find that people are prepared to pay him to do it. He grew up in north Wales and sold his first comedy material to Radio 4 when he was 17.  He now lives in Manchester where he writes funny action/adventure books for children and plays for grownups. These latter are written under the name Mark Griffiths, a name Mark used for his first few children’s books.

Spy Toys was a winner of the Fantastic Book Awards in 2018.


MARK’S BOOKS

Spy Toys Undercover!, Bloomsbury, 2018; Spy Toys Out of Control! Bloomsbury, 2017; Spy Toys Playtime is Over! (all illustrated by Tim Wesson), Bloomsbury, 2017.

Writing as Mark Griffiths: The Burp that Saved the World (illustrated by Maxine Lee-Mackie), Simon & Schuster, 2015; Geek Inc The Impossible Boy, Simon & Schuster, 2014; Geek Inc Technoslime Terror!  Simon & Schuster, 2013; Space Lizards Ate My Sister! Simon & Schuster, 2012; Space Lizards Stole My Brain! Simon & Schuster, 2012.

 
 

REVIEWERS

Exciting and funny.

The Guardian 

“Goofy characters, deft situations and laugh-out-loud lines.”

Financial Times

Action and humour aplenty.”

The Bookseller

 

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THE WRITER WHO MOST INSPIRED MARK

Douglas Adams, a writer who opened my mind to how improbably wonderful the English language can be


MARK ABOUT KATE

Kate knows the business inside out and has a keen eye for what works editorially. Any writer would be proud to call her their agent.


KATE ABOUT MARK

Mark is a complete pro whose writing soars, whose plotting is brilliant and whose jokes are really funny.  He’s also a joy to work with.