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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Thursday, October 25th, 2018

A Day in the Life of Cindy Anstey, Swoon Author

Good morning. The author yawns and leaps out of bed ready to slay dragons (if she is working on a fantasy) or face down murderers (yes, working on a mystery). Breakfast means time to think while munching without jotting anything down. By the time she’s poured her coffee, the author is ready to deal with the 19th century. Powered ... Read More


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Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Swoon Author Cindy Anstey: Publishing Isn't All It's Cracked Up to Be... It's Better

Publishing a book is not all that it’s cracked up to be… it’s better.I had no idea what I was getting into when I received the call. Yes, the "Surprise!-We-love-your-book-and-want-to-publish-it!" call. I was in shock for weeks. I walked through the grocery story chin high, strutting. Thinking, The published author is now picking up a ... Read More


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Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

It's Pub Day for CAROLS AND CHAOS!

Christmas has come early this year, Swooners: Cindy Anstey's sweet Regency tale full of holiday shenanigans—and a dash of danger—is hitting shelves today! Treat yourself to an early stocking stuffer with Carols and Chaos.In which the Yuletide season includes mistletoe and mayhem in equal measure.1817. The happy chaos of the Yuletide season has descended upon the ... Read More


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Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Swoon Author Cindy Anstey's Editing Update: Sometimes Messier Is Better

Revisions are fun… No, perhaps satisfying would be a better descriptor. As happy as I am with the first draft of a manuscript, I know that it can be improved. Carols and Chaos was no exception to that rule. Fortunately, the revision did become fun… A timely and smoother narrative stepped out from that first draft—all shiny and covered ... Read More


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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Announcing THE HUMMINGBIRD DAGGER by Cindy Anstey!

Hello Swoon Readers,The time has come to announce the upcoming release of my fifth book. Yes, indeed, The Hummingbird Dagger will be on the shelves April 16th, 2019. The gorgeous atmospheric cover (revealed below) hints that while the book is still imbued with mystery and romance, the heart of the story is darker, the tension higher and the danger ... Read More


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