Dwelling in the green and rainy wilds of rural Ireland, Aaron Dembski-Bowden is a New York Times-bestselling novelist hiding out from civilisation.
Born into a particularly grey patch of London, Aaron spent his childhood as part of a tediously happy family, including several years spent growing up in Bangladesh—a situation that feels dangerously colonial in hindsight when he stops to think about it.
Being too stupid for NASA Mission Control, too English to be an NBA point guard, and too lazy to be a paramedic, he abandoned all three dream careers and somehow found himself becoming a writer. After a lucky start in the RPG industry, he bounced around working on video games for a while, eventually embracing the frontier isolationism and harrowing deadlines of the novelist lifestyle.
He resides in County Tyrone, N. Ireland, where he lives with his supernaturally patient wife Katie, and his kids Alexander (Shakes) and Savannah (Scout). His hobbies include reading everything within reach and telling himself that the mess he makes in the kitchen is a bold new vision of cooking.
About 73% of his time on this beautiful planet has been spent helping people spell his surname.