Brad Ashlock was born on November 3, 1974 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he grew up.
His creativity and artistic skills were recognized at an early age—he won several young author and art awards, including an international peace poster contest.
After graduating from Godwin Heights High School (1993), he attended Kendall College of Art and Design, winning various art grants and earning his BFA in painting in 2000.
From 2001-2003 he attended The University of Chicago, winning a major grant for his expressionistic paintings. During this time, he also wrote two novels (unpublished) and received an MFA in the humanities.
Herbert George, the renowned sculptor, called Mr. Ashlock’s creative output at the time, “… startling.”
Brad moved permanently to Australia in 2003, and pursued a career in international executive-level headhunting.
He has become a recognized expert in the field of recruitment, working successfully on several of the largest projects in Australian history, but the creative side has since pulled him back to the world of fiction writing, a renewed career path he is wholly dedicated to.
Mr. Ashlock’s influences include Edgar Allan Poe, Robert E. Howard, Frank Herbert, Cormac McCarthy, Thomas Harris, and Clive Barker. As a child with a vivid imagination, he escaped the conservative restraints of a small town by delving into genre fiction and comic books. His novels are aimed to entertain, surprise, and thrill.
Brad currently resides in Melbourne, Australia, with his wife, Jing, son, Xavier, and their Rottweiler, Sheba. He is dedicated to authoring the most provocative, entertaining novels he can, and is ever grateful to his kind readers.