The Viney Agency


Ben Kane

Mark Powers has been making up ridiculous stories since primary school and is slightly shocked to find that people now pay him to do it. As a child he always daydreamed that his teddy bear went off on top secret missions when he was at school, so a team of toys recruited as spies seemed a great idea for a story. He grew up in north Wales and now lives in Manchester. His favourite animals are the binturong, the aye-aye and the dodo. 

Mark's debut series for 7+ SPY TOYS was pre-emptively sold to Bloomsbury, who is publishing in 2017 & 2018.


Spy Toys
Who said you had to play nice?  The secret code that controls every toy's mind has been stolen!

It's up to the SPY TOYS - Dan, the super-strong teddy bear, Arabella, the doll with a serious temper, and Flax, the gadget-crazy robot rabbit - to get it back before toys everywhere turn bad!

But who is the evil mastermind behind the plan?  And can the Spy Toys stop them in time?

BIBLIOGRAPHY:Spy Toys: Out of Control!, Bloomsbury, 2017. Spy Toys: Playtime is Over!, (illustrated by Tim Wesson), Bloomsbury, 2017.