James Bow was born in downtown Toronto in 1972. He lived in the city until he moved with his parents to Kitchener in 1991. Trained as an urban planner and having worked as a database manager, web designer, administrative assistant and office manager, the one constant of his work is that he has loved writing the most. He is the author of three fantasy novels for young readers, and the YA science-fiction novel Icarus Down. He lives in Kitchener still, with his wife and fellow author Erin Bow, and their two daughters Vivian and Nora.