S.J.Adams was born in 1975 in England.  Adams grew up in Banbury, Oxfordshire, attended Banbury School and the University College of S. Martin, where he graduated in 1997 with a BSc. 



In 1998, Adams embarked on a working holiday to Australia. He returned to England and full-time employment until in 2004, he moved to Sydney, Australia. Returning briefly to England in 2008, it was here he wrote most of the storyline to his debut novel, The Portal to Bieldor.