Jonathan Sean Bennett had a childhood that somewhat resembled that of the protagonist in his novel Oil Brat. Like his fictional character Dylan, he attended American schools until the age of thirteen from which age he attended a boarding school in the U.K.. During an international childhood, he attended numerous schools on four continents.
Sean spent the majority of his career at Centennial College, Toronto, where he was Program Coordinator of the Truck and Diesel department. While at Centennial College he began writing and publishing textbooks specializing in Engine, Truck, and Heavy Equipment Technology in addition to authoring works of fiction. He has published over 40 books during his career. His work as an author requires extensive travel and when at home, he splits his time between downtown Toronto and a residence in the Kawarthas area of Ontario.