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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Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Swoon Author Cindy Anstey’s Editing Update: A Revision Lesson from Mark Twain

I came across a Mark Twain quote the other day—while looking for something to feed the unquenchable appetite of Twitter. “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.” I have long since realized that my first (second and third) draft would not be my final draft. No ... Read More


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Friday, May 22nd, 2015

And the winning cover for LOVE, LIES AND SPIES is…

Hey Swoon Read… Readers, It is with great pride and no prejudice that I would like to announce another fabulous cover winner. Even though I was lost in 1813, I surfaced regularly during the voting to see which one appealed to you, the readers, most. (Every five minutes would fall under that definition, wouldn’t it?) Breaking out of the ... Read More


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