Lakeland’s Autumnal Colours

Lakeland's Autumnal Colours - published in The People's Friend Autumn Special 2015

  “I know New England is famous for it’s autumnal colour,” drawls the American tourist standing next to me in the grounds of Rydal’s St Mary’s Church, “but your Old England display is pretty spectacular too.” I smile. The Lake District’s autumnal colour…


One Hundred Ways For A Dog To Train Its Human – Icelandic Cover


I’ve just been sent a copy of the Icelandic version of One Hundred Ways For A Dog To Train Its Human. It’s always exciting to see a foreign version of a book, and this will be the fourth foreign edition for this book…


BoW – Coping With A Crisis In Confidence

Coping with a Crisis of Confidence - Writing Magazine - November 2015

  Dark nights and negative demons can quash a writer’s confidence. Simon Whaley finds two writers who’ve trained their demons into submission.  (Published in Writing Magazine – November 2015 Issue) They make the most of the darker winter nights, when we’re sat at…


252,381 Thank yous

100 Ways For A Dog To Train Its Human

And so the royalty statements are in, and lifetime sales for One Hundred Ways For A Dog To Train Its Human now stands at 252,381 copies. That’s truly an amazing figure. Thank you to everyone who bought a copy!


The Spectre of Kington

The Spectre of Kington - BBC Countryfile - October 2015

Follow in the footsteps of the mysterious Black Vaughan, a shape-shifting spectre who may have inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, says Simon Whaley…


Keeping It Local

Keeping It Local - Society of Authors magazine

Simon Whaley explores the benefit of authors getting involved with their local literary festivals … Keeping It Local was published in the Autumn 2015 issue of The Author, the Journal of the Society of Authors Keeping it local Phyllis Blakemore will always remember…


Radical Steps

Radical Steps - Kirkby Lonsdale

  Slow Journey County: Cumbria Slow Journey Destination: Radical Steps Slow Journey Distance Travelled: 86 steps (ish) Radical Steps. Such an unusual name, it seems, as I take the first step. It feels pretty solid underneath. Nothing radical there. It’s damp. Perspiring, even.…


Interviewed in The Voice Newsletter

The Voice Newsletter

A few weeks ago I was interviewed by Robin Dynes of The Voice newsletter, produced by Wessex Writers. Primarily aimed at other writers, they sought my views of being a multi-tasking writer. I just like being busy! Here’s the interview, but click here…


Free Chapter Samples – That’s No Bluff!


Fancy a couple of freebies? Well, you can download a free sample chapter from my Bluffer’s Guide to Dogs and my Bluffer’s Guide to Hiking, but clicking on the links below. Enjoy! Free sample chapter from the Bluffer’s Guide to Hiking Free sample…


Blogging about Surprises

The Writers Bureau blog

Click over to the Writers Bureau’s blog, where I discuss one of the many perks of being a writer – the surprises this wonderful writing world can give us. Read more at: Read about my latest Surprise on the Writers Bureau​ blog: http://www.writersbureau.com/blog/surprises/2015/09/


Let the Train Take The Strain … On The Heart of Wales Line

BBC Countryfile magazine

Look out for my piece in the September issue of BBC Countryfile magazine about the Heart of Wales Railway line.  


The Bluffer’s Guide to Dogs Microsite

Check out the all-new Bluffer’s Guide to Dogs microsite at http://bluffers.com/bluffers-guide-dogs/ Do the short quiz, or download a free chapter!


The People’s Friend Special – Issue 110

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Check out Issue 110 of The People’s Friend Special, which not only has one of my short stories in it, but it also has an article about my visit to the Pershore Plum Festival!


Enigmatic Stiperstones

Turn to the back page of the latest (August 2015) issue of Country Walking magazine to see my photo of the view from Shropshire’s Stiperstones, and why I like the Stiperstones so much.


Deadly Good Stories in Murder in the Sun


Look out for a one-off publication, just out in the shops, called Murder in the Sun. It contains 23 crime stories, including my own Cops & Robbers and Mickey Mouse. The magazine is priced at £2.99 and can be bought directly from here.

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