Ashlee Jay was born and raised in the southern part of the United States. Growing up with no siblings she found solace in the books and stories she exchanged with her cousin who was also a fellow writer. She began writing poems for her family after learning and performing Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou in middle school.
Many years later, the poems evolved into plot lines and Ashlee Jay started writing her first book entitled Unfeasible Pursuit. After working on the second installation in the Unfeasible series, she was in a near fatal car crash in which her computer was damaged beyond repair. Determined, she put Unfeasible Pursuit on hold and is now back with a different story, How Kings Are Made, that is in its final stages of writing.