Bailey has lived all over the United States as an Air Force brat, from Maine and Delaware to Mississippi. She also enjoyed some years in Japan eating with chopsticks. Although her initial degree was in education, Bailey went on to study visual media at The American University, which spring-boarded her career as a video producer and scriptwriter. She has also reported for the Greenbelt News Review and the Journal Newspapers. Her hobbies include reading the classics, hiking, photography and writing bad science fiction.