The Nick Ventner Adventures
Nick Ventner is a drunken monster hunter with a blatant disregard for others and a knack for killing creatures that aren’t supposed to exist. This series follows Nick’s adventures through the frigid Himalayas, psychotic small-town America, and the jungles of the Amazon. Currently, two full novels and one novella are available for purchase with a third book currently in progress. They can be purchased directly through my website (digital and signed paperbacks), or anywhere digital/physical books are sold. To Support local book stores, please purchase through Book Shop! You can click the image below to get there.
My latest novel, Downpour (Book 2 in the Nick Ventner Adventures) is now out in paperback and e-book! Author, Nick Dorsey says: “Ashton has crafted a funny, inventive, and often booze-soaked tale chock full of magic and monsters. Nick Venter is what you get if you take Indiana Jones and strip away his morals, skills, and accountability. Rarely has traveling to hell and back been this much fun.”
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 currently live in Seattle with a true menagerie of two cats, and two dogs. 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, enjoy this image of my dog, Louie.