Sorry for the lack of news recently… Huw is working on a new novel at the moment!
New events added (see the Events section).
Shiver me circuits, this year’s Summer Reading Challenge theme is … Space Chase!
Huw to be interviewed via live webcast by I AM IN PRINT on 6 February 2019.
Action on Hearing Loss magazine interviewed Huw about his hearing problem in February 2018.
Huw’s event has sold out at the first Weston-Super-Mare Literature Festival on 24 February 2018.
There’s 45% off Spacejackers books at www.bloomsbury.com until 10 December 2017.
Huw is now on Instagram as @spacejackers (same as Twitter and Facebook).
What a great turn-out for BOS Fest 2017 in Burnham-on-Sea Library on 9 September.
Huw helped to launch the Summer Reading Challenge 2017 in Portishead Library on 3 August.
Huw hosted a talk in Brendon Books in July for Taunton Live Festival 2017.
Congratulations to all the winners of the Ablaze Poetry Competition 2017 - brilliant work!
Ablaze Bristol and OVO Energy are sponsoring Huw to deliver writing workshops to St Pius X Primary School in Bristol during June and July 2017.
Huw is rumoured to be appearing at the BOS Fest 2017 in Burnham-On-Sea in September!
Huw asked to write an article for Teach Primary magazine about orphans in children’s books.
Huw to be the Patron of Reading for Waycroft Academy in Bristol for 2017 and 2018.
THE PIRATE KING PUBLICATION DAY IN THE USA AND CANADA (21 FEBRUARY 2017)!!!
Huw helping to judge the Ablaze ‘Primary School Poetry Competition’ 2017.
Read Huw’s guest blog on boolino.co.uk about his inspiration behind Spacejackers from 8 February.
National Express has launched a microsite to support its writing competition for 7 to 16 year olds (https://nationalexpress.pgtb.me/8l5dxB) and extended the deadline until end of March 2017.
Huw will be interviewed on BBC Radio Bristol at 12:30 on Tuesday 17 January 2017.
Spacejackers book giveaways on Goodreads.com and Worldbookday.com in January 2017.
Check out National Express on 30 November for an exciting new short story writing competition for children aged 7 to 16 years, which Huw will be helping to judge!
The Pirate King book official launch will be in Foyles Bookshop in Bristol at 3pm on 14 January 2017.
Huw will be visiting Books on the Hill in Clevedon for Books Are My Bag on 8 October!
The Pirate King cover revealed on 16 September 2016!
Huw helping to judge the Intellect Books and Ablaze Primary School Poetry Competition 2016.
Bloomsbury have confirmed that the publishing date for The Pirate King will be 12 January 2017.
THE LOST SWORD PUBLICATION DAY IN CADANDA (8 MARCH 2016)!!!
THE LOST SWORD PUBLICATION DAY IN THE USA (23 FEBRUARY 2016)!!!
Interview with Huw on STORGY about his influences and life as a children’s author.
Huw joined 20 other children’s authors at the annual Folly Farm winter retreat on 28 November.
Huw was a guest at the North Somerset Children’s Book Award ceremony on 7 November.
Huw joined over 30 other children’s authors at the first UKMG Extravaganza in Nottingham Central Library on 17 October 2015.
Huw joined a panel to discuss lost and abandoned places at BristolCon 2015.
Huw interviewed top-selling authors Angie Sage and Joe Delaney at the Bath Children’s Literature Festival on 4 October 2015.
Justin Somper (author of Vampirates) joined Huw for 2 events on ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day’ at the Pirate Adventureland in Weston-Super-Mare on 19 September 2015.
The cover for USA edition of The Lost Sword has been released… and it’s green!
Huw guest blogs about why pirates are so popular in Girls Heart Books on 24 August 2015.
Huw appeared on Made In Bristol TV at 6:30pm on 28 July 2015 for The Source show.
Huw was interviewed on BBC Radio Bristol on 27 July 2015, talking about books and family.
The Spacejackers South-West (UK) Tour 2015 includes Books on the Hill (Clevedon) at 11am on 25 July, The Chepstow Bookshop at 2pm on 25 July, Waterstone’s Weston-Super-Mare at 1pm on 15 August and Waterstone’s Cheltenham at 2pm on 22 August.
Huw delighted children at the Curious Arts Festival in Lymington on 19 July 2015.
Huw joined Project Brailler for Storyfest in Thornbury on 12 July 2015.
Huw helped to launch The Summer Reading Challenge in Portishead Library on 11 July 2015.
Huw visited 10 schools across the country in July to promote Spacejackers: The Lost Sword.
The Lost Sword launch event in Waterstone’s at Cribbs Causeway on Saturday 4 July 2015.
THE LOST SWORD PUBLICATION DAY IN THE UK, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND (2 JULY 2015)!!!
Spacejackers: The Lost Sword has been recommended by Mr Ripley’s Enchanted Books: http://www.mrripleysenchantedbooks.com/2015/06/mr-ripleys-enchanted-books-recommended.html
SPACEJACKERS PUBLICATION DAY IN CANADA (30 JUNE 2015)!!!
SPACEJACKERS PUBLICATION DAY IN THE USA (16 JUNE 2015)!!!
Check out www.bloomsbury.com for the first couple of chapters of Spacejackers: The Lost Sword.
Interview with Huw in the new Booka Book Club Newsletter in April.
Huw talked about reading with staff and parents at St Francis School in Nailsea on 28 April 2015.
Cover revealed for Spacejackers: The Lost Sword on 23 March!
Huw joins other MG authors to celebrate the work of Sir Terry Pratchett: http://middlegradestrikesback.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/a-tribute-to-sir-terry-pratchett.html
Huw speaking at Oswestry Literature Festival this year on 14 March (tickets only).
For World Book Day, Huw visited Clevedon School on 5 March.
Huw blogs about why MG (Middle Grade) books are the best: http://middlegradestrikesback.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/mg-magic-gateway-by-huw-powell.html
Interview with Huw in Mr Ripleys Enchanted Books: http://www.mrripleysenchantedbooks.com/2015/02/mr-ripleys-enchanted-books-author_16.html
Huw joined the BBC Radio Bristol library tour in Keynsham on 4 February.
Huw visited his old secondary school, St Katherine's, in North Somerset on 16 December.
Huw joined his brother, Gareth L Powell, to read at the BristolCon Fringe on 15 December.
The Speculative Fiction Hub posted a nice review of Spacejackers on 3 December: http://www.spec-fiction.ca/spacejackers-review/ Magnifty!!!
Spacejackers came second in the final of Mr Ripley's 'Book Cover Wars' 2014 with a whopping 249 votes: http://www.mrripleysenchantedbooks.com/
Monday 10 November was 'Spacejackers Day' at Writhlington School in Radstock!
Interview with Huw on Story World in November 2015: http://www.storyworld.org.uk/
Title and publishing date confirmed for book 2 as Spacejackers: The Lost Sword (2 July 2015).
Publishing date confirmed for Spacejackers in USA and Canada: 16 June 2015.
Huw appeared at BristolCon 2014 in Bristol on Saturday 25 October.
Huw talked about books, comics and space pirates at Supercomics Sunday in the MShed on 12 October as part of Bristol Literature Festival 2014.
Interview with Huw and a review of Spacejackers in the latest Teach Primary magazine.
Huw Powell announced as the Patron of Reading for Writhlington School on 1 October 2014.
Huw joined lots of other children's authors and illustrators at the opening night of Bath Children's Literature Festival on 26 September 2014.
Huw Powell described as "one to watch" in the latest WRD About Reading magazine.
Well done to all those who completed the Summer Reading Challenge this year! http://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/news/author/a-special-message-from-huw
Huw interviewed on Ujima Radio on 13 August 2014
Spacejackers receives its first ratings on Amazon.co.uk and they are both 5 stars!
Huw Powell speculates about the next 'big' genre in children's fiction: http://www.waterstones.com/blog/2014/08/whats-the-next-big-genre/
Huw Powell guest blogs in the Spec-Fiction Hub on 4 August 2014: http://www.spec-fiction.ca/guestpost-huw-powell/
MAGNIFTY! Spacejackers is Literature Works 'Book of the Month' for August 2014: www.literatureworks.org.uk/Book-Features/Children-s-Book-of-the-Month/Spacejackers
Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books has published a great review of Spacejackers: www.mrripleysenchantedbooks.com/2014/08/mr-ripleys-enchanted-books-huw-powell.html
The Primary Times (North Somerset edition) printed a positive review of Spacejackers in July 2014.
Huw's visit to St Katherine's school featured in the Bristol Post newspaper (http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Author-Huw-Powell-visits-Secondary-School-Pill/story-21651937-detail/story.html#SG0qBFOmffs43EUS.03) and North Somerset Times (http://www.northsomersettimes.co.uk/news/education/author_inspires_budding_writers_1_3705453 and http://www.northsomersettimes.co.uk/news/education/the_best_of_the_best_1_3705488).
Here is the link to the interview with Huw on BBC Radio Bristol: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p021v840
Interviews with Huw in the North Somerset Times (http://www.northsomersettimes.co.uk/news/author_s_three_book_deal_1_3675711) and Bristol Post (http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Bristol-author-children-s-books-Harry-Potter/story-21292448-detail/story.html) newspapers in July.
Huw to appear on BBC Radio Bristol at 12:00 on Saturday 12 July.
Spacejackers book launch event held in Foyles Bookshop, Bristol today (5 July 2014) - see photos!
SPACEJACKERS PUBLICATION DAY IN THE UK, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND (3 JULY 2014)!!!
Spacejackers school tour underway and more schools added to schedule for July.
W F Howes have released a sample of the audio book (see 'Audio' page under 'Photos').
Bloomsbury have shared the first couple of chapters of Spacejackers: http://media.bloomsbury.com/rep/files/spacejackets-extract.pdf
Actor Mike Grady to narrate the first 3 audio books in the Spacejackers series.
Spacejackers book launch event at 3pm on Saturday 5 July 2014 in Foyles Bookshop (upstairs), 6 Quakers Friars, Cabot Circus, Bristol, BS1 3BU.
Huw will be supporting a 'Premier League Reading Stars' author club day in Cardiff on 11 June 2014.
15 school visits confirmed for first 2 weeks in July 2014 to promote Spacejackers.
Spacejackers first book to be released in the UK and Australia on 3 June 2014 (USA in January 2015).