Ashad Mukadam was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and he still makes this city his home with his parents, Nizar and Nasim, and his brother, Ayuz. After finishing high school in June of 2001, he went on to the University of Calgary in September of that year, where he finished his Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2005 with a major in Management Information Systems. He worked in the IT field for a while, but realized that he enjoyed writing. His passion for writing led him to return to school in September of 2008 to do a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications Studies. He completed the degree With Distinction in April of 2010, and graduated in June of that year. After he finished, he took some time to volunteer with CJSW and The Gauntlet to help him prepare for the world of journalism, while he also helped out as a blogger for the Ismaili Soccer League to help him improve his blogging and writing skills. Now, he is a professional writer, writing books and freelancing.