Jeff Bailey has always dreamed of becoming an author. He retired from his position on the Science Staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in 2012 and began working on his first project–The Defect.
He was born and grew up in California. In 1967, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he spent six and a half years working with nuclear weapons and in nuclear power plants. After his discharge, Jeff spent twenty years building, testing and operating a variety of civilian nuclear power plants. In 1990, he returned to college and earned a BSEE and Masters in Project Management from Washington State University. He has earned two U.S. Patents and several industrial awards while at the laboratory and has one technical manual published.
Jeff completed his first book, The Defect in 2013. Set in Southern California, The Defect is a fictitious account of a terrorist infiltration of a nuclear power plant. You can purchase your copy here. He is currently working on several more books following the adventures of Brian Sing, the main character in The Defect.
Jeff and his wife Patty have been married for more than thirty-five years and it looks as though the perfect union might last. Jeff’s favorite hobbies are spending time with his three grand-daughters, reading, writing, and gardening. His three small dogs are his constant companions.