Cam Shaw was born in Melbourne, Australia and moved to the UK with his mother, June, when he was seven. There, he completed his compulsory schooling before securing a job at Manchester Airport as a baggage handler.

Upon reaching his late teens in 1999, Cam returned to Melbourne to live with his father, Graeme, where his working life in Australia began as a bartender at the Rosebud Hotel on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria.

In 2004, he signed up to the Royal Australian Air Force, where he would serve his country for the next seven years as an Avionics Technician working on the Boeing 707 air to air refueller, and then its successor the KC30A MRTT aircraft.

In 2011 he parted ways with the RAAF, seizing an opportunity to work in the civilian sector of aviation where he was employed by the likes of Qantas and Virgin as a Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineer on Airbus A330 and Boeing 737 aircraft.

A couple of years later, he was head-hunted by a large defence maintenance contractor, and after eight and a half years employed as a Crew Leader in deeper aircraft maintenance, is now based at RAAF Base Amberley, applying his experience as a Technical Services Officer.

Cam currently lives in the suburbs of Western Brisbane with his fiancé, Sarah, his daughters, Georgia and Olivia, and Sarah’s two sons, Ryan and Luke. Together they own two dogs and a bird: Roxy, a Rhodesian Ridgeback x Bull Arab, Queenie, a Great Dane, and Rosie, a 12-year-old grumpy Eclectus parrot.

In whatever spare time he can find, he likes to write, but he also makes time to play guitar and is a devout follower of Formula One, MotoGP, and Manchester United. He was inspired to take up writing by another Australian author; the best-selling, and internationally acclaimed, Matthew Reilly.