Meet Leigh

Photo of Leigh DÁnsey, Regency Romance author.
Leigh loves to create authentic Regency characters.
Some of Leigh's research books.
Leigh loves to visit book fairs and second-hand bookshops.


Leigh D’Ansey writes Contemporary and Regency Romance from her home in New Zealand way down in the South Pacific. With her life partner, also a writer, she lives in the magical Bay of Plenty in a unique landscape that could have been tailor-made for the writer’s life.

Leigh shares her home with Cookie, the ginger kitten-who’s-nearly-a-cat, a small jungly garden, and too many books. 

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 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 believes we all have a place in this world. 


 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. x

Cookie the ginger kitten-who's-nearly-a-cat.