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How My Dog Turned Me Into A Bestselling Writer

She was the inspiration behind my first published book

Bella © Simon Whaley

If it wasn’t for Bella, the golden retriever who nearly made it to her seventeenth birthday, I wouldn’t have had a UK bestseller. It’s not something you think about when you’re thirteen years old, and that excited, twelve-week-old, golden ball of fur comes hurtling down the hallway at you when…




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Simon Whaley

Simon Whaley

Bestselling author, writer and photographer. UK travel writer. Lives in the glorious Welsh Borders.

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