Author Archives: henriettegyland

Things that inspire me – Part 2

Colours are very important to me in my writing, and in my life in general. They’re useful descriptors, to help transfer the picture I “see in my head” to the page and give readers a sense of characters and settings … Continue reading

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Things that inspire me – Part 1

As a writer I’m always looking for inspiration, whether consciously or subconsciously, and because a lot of this is happening at the subconscious level it’s impossible for me to list everything which captures my imagination. But I’ve narrowed it down … Continue reading

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A Big Blanket for Christmas

While I was writing my Christmas novella, A Lion Is Not Just For Christmas, I thought a lot about Christmas and what it means to me. It’s a time of joy, warmth, giving and togetherness, and of tolerance and forgiveness. … Continue reading

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A time to read Christmas stories

The run-up to Christmas can be incredibly hectic, and sometimes the stress of it can rob you of your Christmas spirit. Therefore, to get myself into the “zone”, I read as many Christmas stories as I can, simply to maintain … Continue reading

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Publication day & Christmas prep

Yesterday was publication day for my novella A Lion Is Not Just For Christmas, and because I’ve been so busy working on the book, I haven’t had much time to prepare for Christmas. I’ve always loved the run-up to Christmas. … Continue reading

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The Knitting & Stitching Show

Shamefully I’ve been neglecting my blog in the past year. Blame it on house renovation, an ambitious gardening project, and my daughter’s GCSE exams. Excuses, excuses, I know Anyway what better way to kick-start it than to talk about something … Continue reading

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Happy birthday to Choc Lit!

My wonderful publisher Choc Lit are celebrating their 7th birthday today on the 15th June, and I thought I’d blog about something 7-related. So, here are my 7 favourite places in London, and why. 1. The Victoria & Albert Museum … Continue reading

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