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Snapper Sunset

Snapper Sunset

I nipped out for a short walk before dinner and managed to take a photo of the Long Mynd from a slightly different angle. Then, while I was sat at the table eating my dinner the evening regional news came on and across the studio there looked to be a photo I recognised ….

Mesmerising Mynd

Mesmerising Mynd

After some rather dull and dreary days, the sun finally made an appearance today. So in the early evening, I shot up Ragleth Hill and snapped a photo of the sun breaking through the clouds above the Long Mynd. Delighted to see that Shefali liked it enough to use it on the evening regional weather forecast. Even more delighted that she called it “mesmerising.”

Snapper Simon Snaps Soft Sunset over South Shropshire Slopes

Snapper Simon Snaps Soft Sunset over South Shropshire Slopes

I had a rather surreal experience late yesterday when I was walking back from my evening stroll. A gentleman passed me on the other side of the road, acknowledge me and said, “saw you on the national news the other night.” “Really?” I replied. “I didn’t know one had been used.” “It was definitely a Snapper Simon photo,” he confirmed, then continued on his way. The surreality of it though came from the fact that I knew not who this…

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Barking, Again!

Barking, Again!

Woof, woof! Following the recent acquisition of the Bluffers Guide series by Haynes Publishing, I’m delighted to say that the Bluffer’s Guide to Dogs has been re-released with a new cover (and a small amount of additional material).  For more information, click here: http://www.simonwhaley.co.uk/the-bluffers-guide-to-dogs/

Joanne Harris Shares Letter

Joanne Harris Shares Letter

Further to my open letter to the directors of Ti Media, publishers of Woman’s Weekly, the other week, I was a little surprised, but delighted, to see that it had been brought to fellow Society of Author’s member Joanna Harris’ attention, and she too agrees with me. Let’s hope with ehr support, and that of the Society of Authors, that we can encourage the publishers at Woman’s Weekly to change their minds and be a little bit more flexible with…

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Gaer Stone Snapper

Gaer Stone Snapper

I did one of my usual walking routes this evening, and there’s a spot on the local lane where there’s  really nice viewpoint of the Gaer Stone on Hope Bowdler Hill. It’s an iconic outcrop, here in Church Stretton. The cloud formation, and colouring, was interesting tonight – there’s hint of rain, which would be lovely. And this is what Rebecca Wood commented on when she began the forecast – the chance of rain. (I spotted my photo as soon…

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An Open Letter to the Leadership Team at TI Media.

An Open Letter to the Leadership Team at TI Media.

Dear Marcus Rich, Sam Rich, Andrea Davies and Angela O’Farrell,   I used to hold Woman’s Weekly in high esteem. Not many men read women’s magazines, but as someone who always dreamed of having a short story published in the Woman’s Weekly Fiction Special, I knew that in order to achieve my dream, I had to buy every issue and read them from cover to cover.   As a prolifically published article writer, and a bestselling author, I know how…

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Sunset Snapper

Sunset Snapper

Went for a walk this evening, up onto Ragleth Hill. The setting sun was glorious as the clouds gathered. (Still no rain, though.) Glad I snapped the photo though … as the regional news programme  selected it for the weather slot!

Congratulations, Kate!

Congratulations, Kate!

Many congratulations to my agent, Kate Nash, who’s been selected as one of The Bookseller’s Rising Stars of 2018. To be recognised in this way by the publishing world’s trade journal is an amazing accolade, and just shows the efforts she goes to for her authors. Many think agents are there to negotiate publishing contracts, but it’s a lot more than that. From helping me choose better names for my characters and sending me YouTube clips (in the name of…

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Spouting Snapper Simon

Spouting Snapper Simon

A day trip to Witley Court in Worcestershire led to Snapper Simon’s latest WeatherWatcher photo … of the fountain at this English Heritage property in full spout .. or flow!