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 is 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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Friday, May 4th, 2018

Check Out the Final Cover for CAROLS AND CHAOS by Cindy Anstey!

One of my favorite aspects of being an author is watching my manuscript transform into a book. It is a slow process, with revisions, corrections and copyedits. Still, every step takes me closer and closer to the final product—to my book. What could be better than seeing my book summarized on the cover—an artistic rendition of atmosphere, plot ... Read More


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Friday, April 20th, 2018

Swoon Author Cindy Anstey: A Lovely Launch

Hello Swoon Readers.I would like to announce the release of my third Regency mystery-romance, Suitors and Sabotage!The launch was an exciting affair celebrated with lots of laughter, food and fellowship. It was an informal gathering with few speeches and a full house.There were many questions about the book and I was happy to explain all about the ... Read More


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Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Swoon Author Cindy Anstey's Editing Update: Oops, I Did It Again

Hello Swoon Readers,This is the Cindy Anstey edition of  "Oops, I did it again."Suitors and Sabotage is my third Regency mystery-romance and, naturally, the first draft was near perfect. Er… nope. Every writer has a different process in planning and executing her book. Often the story morphs away from its original concept. Those changes are normal but can ... Read More


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Friday, December 22nd, 2017

Announcing CAROLS AND CHAOS by Cindy Anstey!

Hello Swoon Readers, I write with glad tidings. Yes, indeed; my fourth Regency Romance, Carols and Chaos, will be released October 2018. In a slight departure, the continuing story will pick up directly after Suitors and Sabotage but move downstairs to the servant’s hall where the hustle and bustle and preparation for Yuletide is hectic and fraught with mystery ... Read More


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Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Swoon Author Cindy Anstey: The Launch of DUELS & DECEPTION

Hello Swoon Readers,  You are cordially invited to share in the excitement of my launch of Duels & Deception, celebrated as a Tea and Talk at the Scared Heart School.It began with an introduction, and then, three generous volunteers read excerpts from Duels & Deception. It was amazing to hear my words being spoken aloud and to watch the ... Read More


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