Meet Leigh

Photo of Leigh DÁnsey, Regency Romance author.
Leigh loves to create authentic Regency characters.
Pedigree might have been important in the Regency era, but we have no idea what Hutch's pedigree is. We love him anyway!
Some of Leigh's research books.
Leigh loves to visit book fairs and second-hand bookshops to find useful reference material.

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 D’Ansey writes Regency Romance from her home in New Zealand

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.

Leigh belongs to Romance Writers of New Zealand (RWNZ) and the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA).

 If you have enjoyed Leigh’s books, she would love to hear from you! Please visit Leigh on Facebook or Twitter, or leave a review on Thank you for visiting.








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