Oliver Mell was born in Surrey. As a child he moved to France and came back to England for his education. He went to the Royal Grammar School Guildford and later to Godalming College. He studied drama with writing at Manchester Metropolitan University and went on to complete a masters degree in creative writing. Professionally he has been a nightclub bouncer, an actor a personal trainer and a Royal Marines Commando.

He currently lives in Cheshire where he continues to work on new writing projects and is a keen fitness and sports fanatic.