Aiden L Bailey was born in Sydney, and has a degree in civil engineering from the University of Melbourne. His varied career has included roles as a corporate communications officer for the Australian Submarine Corporation, a technical writer for a several defense contractors, an engineer on a petroleum pipeline constructed in the desert, a magazine editor and art director, and as a marketing manager in diverse industries such as information technology, mining, petroleum, healthcare and construction.
In his twenties he travelled widely, predominately through Australia, Africa, Europe and South America, and returned home with stories to tell. Aiden lives with his wife and daughter in Adelaide, South Australia. The Benevolent Deception is his first novel. He is currently writing the sequel, The Benevolent Conflict.