Angus was born in a remote desert mining town of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia, where he began reading and later writing. He later moved to Perth, Western Australia where he studied arts while deciding what career he wanted. While still trying to decide, he graduated and now lives and works in Canberra as a full-time public servant.
To spice up his life he pursues various interests (with various degrees of success), including acting, martial arts, archery, public speaking, stand-up comedy and wire-weaving. However, his main passion has always remained speculative fiction writing.