Ashley Quigley was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. In high-school, she developed a love for writing and English and excelled in both aspects. For college, she headed to Rhodes University 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 that 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, Australia with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She is currently working on her next novel.