BBC Countryfile magazine The astonishing survival, despite the fury of the elements, of one very determined Reverend …
Outdoor Pursuits magazine Simon Whaley takes a wander along one of Scotland’s popular walking routes and steps back in time to explore how it came into existence.
Holiday Cottages magazine Online book buying is booming, but for many the magic of browsing packed and dusty shelves endures … and nowhere more so than the small Welsh town that’s Britain’s second-hand book capital.
Country & Border Life In the year Wales’ national parks celebrate their 50th birthday, Simon Whaley walks through history and discovers that the idea behind these gems is much older …
Amazingly, my latest royalty statements show that since it was published, One Hundred Ways For A Dog To Train Its Human has now sold over 232,000 copies. My thanks go to everyone who has bought a copy!
Slow Journey County: Anglesey Slow Journey Destination: Llanddwyn Island, Newborough Slow Journey Distance Travelled: 3 ½ miles The love of lore may have been unrequited here in the past, but on Anglesey’s Llanddwyn Island the passion many visitors now have for this ancient land is boundless. […]
Cumbria: A new weather condition requires a new word for the day …
Cumbria It can be quite strange the things people say in passing when on a Lake District mountain …
Discover Britain: The English county of Herefordshire is home to a string of villages with rows of beautiful black and white cottages. We sent Simon Whaley to enjoy a tour and discover the story of five of the most famous …
Country Walking: Discover big views, tranquil hollows,ancient rocks, wild horses and avian choirs on the slopes of England’s long mountain …
Hi ho! Hi ho! It’s off we walk again, to stride the fields and not get lost, hi ho, hi ho, hi ho, hi ho …
Here’s a sneak preview! The Bluffer’s Guide to Hiking has been updated and revised and is scheduled for release in the coming months. Here’s what the new look front cover looks like!
Suzanne Ruthven, Commissioning Editor at Compass Books recently interviewed me for their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/JHPCompassBooks). Here’s what I had to say: AUTHOR INTERVIEW: SIMON WHALEY Suzanne Ruthven talks to Simon Whaley, author of ‘The Positively Productive Writer’ and his forthcoming title: ‘Photography For Writers’, due […]
I spent a lovely evening with the ladies of Cardington & Rushbury WI last night, talking about my writing, and they asked some interesting questions at the end. They certainly know how to put on a good spread at the end of the evening, with […]
It’s publication day for the eBook version of One Hundred Ways For A Dog To Train Its Human! All the doggy wisdom of the bestselling print version – now in digital format! For more information: click here.
After being out of print for a couple of years, the follow-up to the bestselling One Hundred Ways For A Dog To Train Its Human is now back in print and available via Amazon. One Hundred Muddy Paws For Thought takes a wry look at […]
Calling all Dogs with eReaders! Until now, you’ve had to cope with turning the pages with your paws… not easy, I know! But on 14th February 2013, you can get your eReader out and download the digital version to your Kindle, iPhone, iPad or other […]
Ezee Writer: Want some tips on how to make your beginnings more interesting? Check out my article in the January issue of Ezee Writer: http://www.writersbureau.com/e-zee-writer/january-2013/page3.htm
It’s always nice to receive positive feedback on some of your work, and I was delighted to discover today that the latest issue of Freelance Market News magazine has two letters from readers who appreciated my article about how to make the most of digital […]
A new law on cookies demands that you, as a website user, are given the opportunity to understand how cookies are used on this website and consent to cookies being stored on your computer (laptop/mobile/tablet). What are cookies? A cookie is a small text file, […]
Got any plans for 2013 yet? If not, then check out my feature in the January 2013 issue of BBC Countryfile magazine, suggesting ten top country skills courses that you can have a go at!
There was lots of Christmas spirit at Burway Books, yesterday afternoon, when local Shropshire authors descended upon the bookshop, all tempted by the mince pies and mulled wine.
The Positively Productive Writer has been reviewed by the American Midwest Book Review website. Details can be found at: http://www.midwestbookreview.com/sbw/dec_12.htm#Writing
On the afternoon of Sunday 9th December, Burway Books in Church Stretton are holding a Christmas event where local authors will be selling their books (and signing them) offering the perfect opportunity to buy that extra special Christmas present. If you’re in the Church Stretton […]
Members of the Stretton Probus Group preparing to hear my talk!
My publishers Hodder & Stoughton, have returned the signed contract today, which means I can announce that 100 Ways For A Dog To Train Its Human will soon be available as an eBook! Get your Kindles, Kobos, Nooks and eReaders ready!
If you fancy winning two tickets to see the World Premiere of the next James Bond film, Skyfall, check out the new-look Bluffer’s Guide website, which has recently been relaunched. Revised guides are coming, including my own Bluffer’s Guide to Hiking. For more information about […]
The Association of Christian Writers is running a competition for their members, and one lucky entrant will win a copy of my book, The Positively Productive Writer. I’ll be judging, so I look forward to reading the entries which have to be about A Day In […]
Just a quick post to thank all 228,017 of you who’ve bought 100 Ways For A Dog To train Its Human. I can’t believe the numbers still keep getting bigger!
My thanks go to Kate, Carol, Julie, Avis and Barry who all got into the spirit during my weekend course at The Gleanings, last weekend. On Saturday, the weather was absolutely glorious, with the view stretching across the Shropshire countryside to the Devil’s Chair on the […]