J P Gadston studied English literature at the University of East London as a mature student.
He grew up in the east end of London. He experienced the culture and the mindset featured in his books first-hand but now lives in the cosy Thames Estuary town of Leigh-on-Sea.
Gadston spends his time doing yoga, running, wing chun, chi-kung and meditating. He is a big advocate of personal development. No matter how bad it gets, you keep on moving forward.
He also enjoys travelling, particularly to Scandinavian countries. A lot of his time is spent reflecting on life and the bigger picture. He also is a big fan of music taking in most genres.