Book News & Events

News about my books and book-signing events. Feedback from my talking events and festival visits. My upcoming literary events and appearances.

24 May 2021

Space Stories – Virtual Book Signing and Giveaway May 2021

For the month of May, I’ll be signing every copy of May’s Moon purchased from the Space Store, Didcot. If you haven’t yet got yours, you can order online or visit the store and collect your […]
2 October 2020

World Space Week 2020 and the 1st Child Astronaut?

How will you be celebrating World Space Week? Will you be watching out for the International Space Station as it arcs across our skies this week? Will you be snuggling up in front of your favourite […]
7 August 2020

22 Questions about my Writing

The things Teachers and Children want to know… When I visit schools, I get asked many questions about my writing, how I started, what inspires me and the sorts of books I like. Below are some […]
23 September 2019

May’s Moon Book Launch – Author Interview

Sue Palmer talks about writing, reading and the publication of her new book… Where are you from? I live in the UK. I moved from Lancashire to The Cotswolds at the age of 7 and have […]
22 March 2016

World Book Week Space Fun!

…and a tweet to Tim Peake This year’s World Book Week was a whirlwind of fun, with 4 space workshops for 190 boys at Moulsford School in Oxfordshire, followed by 2 space events at Waterstones, Reading. […]
15 December 2015


May’s Moon Launch Party! Thank you so much to the family and friends who joined me to celebrate the launch of May’s Moon on Saturday! It was a fabulous night which I will remember for a […]
15 May 2015

What made you share your words…and worlds?

Questions and Answers… AUTHOR INTERVIEW – S Y Palmer Where are you from? I live in the UK. I moved from Lancashire to The Cotswolds at the age of 7 and have been living in rural […]
6 February 2015

May’s Moon; an extract

CHAPTER ONE Click. Michael May fastened the last strap on his space suit and lifted on his helmet. ‘Primary life support system secure?’ shouted the bald-headed man in front of him. ‘Check!’ ‘Helmet secure?’ ‘Check!’ ‘Suit […]
5 February 2015

The Castle of Galinsk

A synopsis of The Castle of Galinsk (Fantasy for 9-12) Evil King Salek has sprinkled withering dust on part of King Randor’s lands, hypnotizing his people, destroying all plants and creatures and ageing the King. If […]
5 February 2015

May’s Moon

A synopsis of May’s Moon  (Action Adventure/ Sci-Fi for 9-12 olds) Michael May is wearing a space suit, standing on the edge of the world’s largest pool, about to find out what it’s like to be […]
4 February 2015

First things first…

The last week has to have been one of the most exciting for me as a writer! After five years of putting pen to paper, scribbling down ideas, names, places and plots…I have just signed a […]