Ken Bailey has had many different jobs in his life, most seemingly inconsequential (which are not listed here) but every now and then he got a good one. He joined the military while just a teenager and distinguished himself by rank, decorations, and ribbons before he was honorably discharged. Next, he went to work at a financial services company and then as a drafter. Currently, he is the Chief Financial Officer at a law firm during the day and continues to write fiction novels at night.

In Origins of a Champion, Joey learns that he must strive to overcome each challenge he faces. This theme is continued in the following book, Deserve the Dream, for both Joey and Missy, with the added responsibility of overcoming the fears that attend each of their challenges.

He wrote these books for his readers who also face new challenges and fears that they do not necessarily know how to handle. But he also is putting into practice what these two books teach: you see, he was reticent to publish the 15 books he has written. It was his books Origins of a Champion and Deserve the Dream that gave him the courage to face his fears and have them published.