M.J. Adams is the son of grocers and grew up in a small town in Eastern Washington, USA. He admired and loved his music teacher throughout school and eventually started training to become a music teacher himself before having an emotional mental breakdown while attending University. He quit school, joined the United States Air Force and trained as an Explosives Ordnance Disposal technician, later quitting that training to enter into the field of Information Technology. After spending 8 years in this military field and having travelled around the world, he quit the military because of personal convictions about the War on Terror, especially because of the war in Iraq. He moved with his wife to Scotland and started to work on his writing, eventually settling near Norwich, England where he resides now.