Born in 1956 in Wellingborough, Northants where he still lives, Elboz wrote his first novel in secret at his junior school in Wellingborough.
Encouragement from teachers made him continue to write, although he only left school with only a single O-Level in technical drawing. Later educated at Lancaster University, he won a writing competition and had a play produced on the local radio station. Elboz is presently a teacher at a junior school in Corby, teaching part-time so he can write more.
Elboz was awarded the Smarties Young Judges' Prize for his first published novel, The House of Rats.