South African born and raised, Ashley Quigley resides in Sydney, Australia.
In high-school, she developed a love for writing and English and excelled in both aspects. For college, she headed to Rhodes University (go Rhodents) where she was to study English and Journalism, but as fate would have it she registered for a science degree and received her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Biochemistry and Microbiology. She has a Masters Degree in Molecular Biology.
After a five-year stint working in commercial laboratories she discovered her love of English and writing was too great to ignore. So she came a full circle and reverted back to her first love, writing.
She lives in Sydney with her husband, their son, and two dogs. She is working on her next novel.
Who are your favorite authors?
I generally read a variety of genres, but I must say I really enjoy Marian Keyes literary style and sense of humour. Heather Grahams mysteries and thrillers are always a good read, and I look out for books from both these authors.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Writing. Plain and simple. Im the type that gets ideas for new books at random or who will be walking down the street and Ill come up with the next plot in my book. A day is never the same for me and the fulfilment I get from putting pen to paper, and then having people actually read my work, is amazing. Im very fortunate that I get to do what I do as my full time job.