Cynthia Ingram Hensley was born in Asheville, North Carolina. Growing up in the shadow of George Vanderbilt's Biltmore Estate, Cynthia has always had an affinity for large, old homes and the lives of the people living within. It was this affinity coupled with her love of Jane Austen that inspired her to write her first novel Echoes of Pemberley and it's sequel, The Heart Does Whisper. Cynthia is a descendent of the early Scotch-Irish settlers to the Western North Carolina mountains.
When she isn't writing, she enjoys researching her ancestry or doing projects on her own historic property, a 1926 Colonial Revival near the small town of Hendersonville, NC where she resides with her husband.