T.J. Sanders was born in Hylton, Kentucky and grew up in Southern Oregon. After serving in the US Army, he received a BS and MS in Humanities while pursuing his interests in philosophy, psychology, literature, music and science at Southern Oregon College. He has worked as an English and psychology teacher, high school counselor, reporter, district circulation manager, casino poker dealer, framing contractor, recording studio manager, and free-lance writer. He is also a guitarist-singer-songwriter.
He describes himself as a humanist who believes that irrationality is the most dangerous force in the universe. He has written four novels and a screenplay. He currently lives and plays with his wife, Corie, in Broomfield, Colorado.