Who Is Ashlee?

Ashlee likes cats, coffee, and cool weather.

Living in a nest of creativity in Western Australia, Ashlee shares their space with family, both human and animal alike. Their writing revels in fantastical darkness, psychology, and usually contains a healthy dose of entomology. In the absence of anything resembling a normal sense of humour, they feels there’s nothing quite like having a good sense of tragedy instead.

To retain a degree of sanity amidst all the word-wielding, they make time for irresponsible amounts of reading, and relaxes by watching anime, playing video games, and fashioning many other arts. Ashlee is a collector of pine cones, notebooks, tarot decks, and gemstones. They refer to varieties of things as “flavours”, and probably has enough pets—for now.

They began their first novel attempt around 1998, and didn’t step into the publishing game for another decade, so subsequently believes in the slow but steady approach. Ashlee is proud to have been one of the judges for the Australian Horror Writers Association Short Story and Flash Fiction Competition, and then the Aurealis Awards, reading the Horror Short Story and Novella category.

Ashlee’s world has been taken over by the martial art of kung fu and has found a true love of traditional Chinese lion dancing to add to their many passions in life.