Corbett was born in Birmingham England in 1943. His family, like so many others at the time, were poor. However, he experienced a stable and happy upbringing. By fifteen, Corbett had read fifty famous novels. He moved between Birmingham and London till leaving home. Later, Corbett married Shirley, his wife of fifty years plus, in 1967. They have four children and eight grandchildren. Corbett is now retired.
His debut novel, His Nibs, will be released in April of 2019.