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Gift Biz Unwrapped - Sue Monhait EPISODE 297, 21st December 2020
297 – Experience a Holiday Story and Peek into the Life of Bestselling Author Heidi Swain
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297 – Experience a Holiday Story and Peek into the Life of Bestselling Author Heidi Swain

Get into the holiday spirit with today's light-hearted episode. Enjoy a reading from a special holiday story by Heidi Swain (revolving around a small-town craft market), who also shares her journey to becoming a best-selling author.

holiday story with Heidi SwainAlthough passionate about writing from an early age, Heidi acquired a degree in literature, flirted briefly with a newspaper career, married, and had two children before she plucked up the courage to join a creative writing class and take her literary ambitions seriously.

A lover of vintage paraphernalia and the odd bottle of fizz, she now writes feel-good fiction with heart for Simon and Schuster.

Her debut novel, The Cherry Tree Café was published in July 2015 and since then she has had a further ten books published, becoming a Sunday Times Bestseller in 2017.

Heidi is currently celebrating the release of her 2020 festive title, The Winter Garden.

Listen now to hear Heidi's reading from her holiday story, Mince Pies And Mistletoe At The Christmas Market (in her charming British accent).

May you enjoy beautiful, peaceful, and memorable holidays this year.


  • Be present. Sometimes we miss opportunities because we look too far ahead and miss the here and now.
  • Whatever you dream of doing, don't until 'the time is right.' Make a start now. Otherwise, you’re never going to do it.
  • For writers, always end the day knowing what to write the next day. Planning can help you be productive.
  • Find someone to bounce ideas off. Talking it out can help you uncover solutions. <-- Lots more tips for writers. Tune in to get them all!
  • Don't forget to enjoy life every day. Live in the moment and get the most out of each and every day.
  • Do it scared. Don't let fear stop you!
  • Listen to the full conversation for more insights about following your dreams!

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Heidi's Contact Links

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