Welcome

Hello!

Come in. Pull up a chair. Take the weight off your feet. Welcome to my website, and to the beautiful Welsh Borders. If you don’t know where the Welsh Borders are, head north from London, turn left for Birmingham, and then keep heading west, but stop before you reach Wales. Easy!

Caer Caradoc from Ragleth Hill header

I write articles, short stories, books and I take photos too. Well, when you see what the scenery is like round here, it’s difficult not to be inspired. Much of my feature and photography work is inspired by my surroundings: the landscape is important to my work. For examples of my work check out the Landscape / British Travel page, or click on the publication links on the right.

John Hammond using one of Snapper Simon's photos on the Six o'clock News national weather forecast
John Hammond using one of Snapper Simon’s photos on the Six o’clock News national weather forecast
9th February 2016 - BBC1 1oclock news
Snapper Simon’s photo appears on the BBC One o’clock News weather forecast
BBC Midlands Today Lunchtime News Weather Forecast 7th March 2016
BBC Midlands Today Lunchtime News Weather Forecast 7th March 2016
BBC Midland Today - Lunchtime Broadcast - 6th July 2016
BBC Midland Today – Lunchtime Broadcast – 6th July 2016

Any budding writers should check out my dedicated site packed full of useful articles, links and help: The Business of Writing

And if you want to know a bit more about my background then head to About or click on my mugshot to the right. Got any questions? You can Contact me on this link. I’ll try to respond as quickly as I can, but please remember … we writers have deadlines from time to time, and they tend to take priority, especially as they loom ever closer!

Many thanks,

Simon

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Simon launches The Positively Productive Writer (Photo credit: Diane Perry)
Simon launches The Positively Productive Writer (Photo credit: Diane Perry)
Burway Books owner, Ros Ephraim, shows Simon how not to order 50,000 copies of his latest book during Independent Booksellers Week. (Photo credit: Burway Books)
Burway Books owner, Ros Ephraim, shows Simon how not to order 50,000 copies of his latest book during Independent Booksellers Week. (Photo credit: Burway Books)
One Hundred Way For A Dog To Train Its Human
One Hundred Way For A Dog To Train Its Human

 

 

Chatting with Deborah Moggach at Burway Books' 40th Birthday Bash
Chatting with Deborah Moggach at Burway Books’ 40th Birthday Bash
Me at the National Association of Writers’ Groups Festival of Writing accepting the award for the best min-tale from the brilliant author, David Nobbs