Welcome to my Author Website

I write Quirky
Adventure, Fantasy,
and Science Fiction with a twist;
and Poetry (without the twist).

About me

Quenntis AshbyHey there! Welcome to this brief dance of words, partner. My name is Quenntis Ashby, and I’m an ingenious invention of my mother’s (with a little help from my dad, of course). I was born, bred, and buttered in South Africa way back in 1976.

I’m a leap year Aquarian from South Africa who likes to jump off the page, onto the stage, and into the airy heights of your imagination. I retired from a performing arts career when the 2003 SARS epidemic ended a Cats Musical tour in Shanghai, China. My lifelong love of the stage influences my work as a creative artist, a teacher, a poet, and a writer working in Taiwan.

I’m married and have three lucky children in various stages of awesomeness. I adore them all.

I spend my days teaching, my evenings parenting and husbanding, and my weekends writing and editing.

I love learning new things and being around interesting people who are as curious about the world as I am. Even though I have completed degrees in Drama & English, Classical Ballet & Dance Musicology, and Creative Writing (Poetry), I am always eager to learn more.

My lifelong dream is to become a Career Author, by writing one email, one poem, one story, one novel, and one day at a time.

Manifesto in 5

I am always trying to inspire & motivate myself. To keep me on track I make secret promises to myself all the time.

However, these always end up being the easiest to break. I believe breaking a promise becomes almost impossible when I share it with my friends and my family. Because a shared promise becomes infinitely more tangible & real, & I am supported while being truly held accountable.

So, I am sharing my MANIFESTO in 5 with you.

Here are 5 promises I am making to myself for 2020 (& definitely on to infinity and beyond).

This author website & blog is one way of sharing that journey with you.