Cindy Anstey

Nova Scotia


Cindy Anstey spends her time writing and adventuring around the world. She has lived on three continents, had a monkey in her backyard and a scorpion under her sink, dwelt among castles and canals, enjoyed the jazz of Beale St and attempted to speak French. Cindy loves history, mystery and... a chocolate Labrador called Chester. Love, Lies and Spies was her debut novel. She currently resides in Nova Scotia, Canada. Contact her on Twitter at @CindyAnstey

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We can’t direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.

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Most Recent Blog Posts

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

Publishing: The Cindy Anstey Reality

My dream of being published was decades old before Love, Lies and Spies was released. I hoped that I would eventually feel vindicated for all the years I had spent learning—grammar, history, character psychology and how to commit murder. Just one published book would be enough. Or so I thought.I imagined that as soon as I crossed that published-author magical … Read More


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Friday, June 12th, 2020

Writing: The Great Escape

It’s bleak outside—probably in more ways than just the weather. Your energy is drained, and a nap is looking very appealing. Time to take a holiday? A vacation in sun? Absolutely! But the cost is not negligible. What if you could go away at no cost? Impossible, you say. Not at all; sit at your desk and start imagining. Writing … Read More


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Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Announcing DEADLY CURIOUS by Cindy Anstey!

Hello Swoon Readers,Exciting news! A new Cindy Anstey Historical Mystery will be on the shelves of your local bookstore next April. Yes!! It’s called Deadly Curious and the gorgeous cover, as you would expect, evokes mystery and drama, and danger… with a touch of romance.A sharp, intense pain in his neck stilled his hands. He felt a warm cascade of … Read More


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Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Swoon Author Cindy Anstey's First Draft Report: I Was NOT Impressed!

I have been working on The Hummingbird Dagger for quite some time—years, actually. I might save some dignity if I confess that this book was my first complete manuscript. Yes, I began my writing career with high drama: blood dripping and mysterious persons causing havoc. It was a lark and since I thought the manuscript would never see the light … Read More


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