J.J.Overton is from Coventry, in England’s industrial West Midlands. He served an apprenticeship as a precision toolmaker, studied mechanical engineering, and is a Freeman of the City of Coventry. He was a director of Grey and Rushton Precision Tools, and subsequently was involved with quality control in Coventry, at industrial giants, Alfred Herbert Machine Tools, Massey-Ferguson, and Courtaulds Structural Composites. In later years, before devoting more time to writing, he was a self-employed stained glass artist.
His native Warwickshire, with its rich, and sometimes turbulent history, influences his writing, which at present is science/speculative fiction.
He is married, and has two adult sons.