Leigh D’Ansey writes Regency Romance. The novels of Georgette Heyer first kindled Leigh’s keen interest in the Regency era and Leigh still returns to Heyer’s books for their authenticity, sparkling dialogue and wit.
Leigh’s career path has been a long and winding road! She spent a short time as a very bad waitress. She’s been a market stallholder, a B&B host, and a self-employed administrator. She’s picked berries, driven tractors, mowed lawns and worked for a global humanitarian agency.
Like most of us, Leigh has experienced sorrow and loss, joy and excitement. Marriage and divorce, the excitement of falling in love, the joy of childbirth and the sorrow of losing two dear parents are life events that shift your mindset and alter your world view in both subtle and profound ways
Leigh writes Regency Romance from her home in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. She is deeply connected to the natural landscape of New Zealand/Aotearoa, a land rich in cultural history with picture postcard scenery around every corner. Family is the beating heart of Leigh’s life. She has two children and three gorgeous (naturally!) grandchildren. Leigh shares her home with her life-partner and Hutch, a black and white dog of uncertain pedigree.
Leigh loves reading, food, flowers, trees, storms, the sea, solitude and the sound of rain on the roof. Although she’s not keen on creepy-crawlies, she believe we all have a place in this world.