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Ashton Macaulay

My name is Ashton, I am the author of the Nick Ventner Adventures, currently available anywhere books are sold, but if you need some links:

I take most of my inspiration from a lifelong anxiety disorder that has constantly tried to convince me the world revolves around my death. Writing about death-defying situations with a humorous bend has helped me cope and produced what I feel are some interesting stories. In an age filled with plenty of non-fiction to keep us grounded, I’m trying to create literature that transports readers away to the big adventure novels of old and pokes fun at just about everything that goes bump in the night.

I live in Seattle with a true menagerie of two cats and a dog. They are featured frequently in everything I do, be it typos in my work, or strange photoshops to use as my website header. Thanks for reading!

My stories


Diary of a Dead Man (Re-Write) 4

4. Worked to Death After hours of sulking and writing snide comments in his journal, Brian walked into a crowded staffroom. What appeared as an aging...

Diary of a Dead Man (Re-Write) 3

3. The story of how Brian came to spend his life in abject misery is a rather difficult one to tell. 21 years prior to the failed musings of...

Diary of a Dead Man (Re-Write) 2

2. On the Subject of Being Dead Brian was 21 years dead, still the spitting image of his late twenties (aside from the road rash, but I’ll get to...

A Story in a Forest (3)

3. Consequences of The History Channel [Weeks Earlier] “Years of probing have only begun to scratch the depth that is the Okanogan forest. Many...

Diary of a Dead Man (Re-Write) 1

Some of you may recall a story I wrote a few months back titled Diary of a Dead Man. After a recent talk with an editor I have opted to re-write it...