Ash Tough was born in Brisbane but spent most of her childhood on the Gold Coast. Her love of reading and fantasy was inspired at an early age, after which she was rarely without a book in hand. While studying Law, International Relations and Japanese at Griffith University, Ash took an opportunity to live and study in Europe. The breathtaking landscapes and architecture she found there, inspired her to create the world of Holly & Oak: Season One¸ which is her first published novel.
She recently returned to the Gold Coast after some time living and working in Brisbane.