Aiki lives in Brisbane, Australia and runs a business with her husband and son. She has 15 published novels, two non-fiction books, and has edited 3 short story anthologies. She has had several stories shortlisted in the Aurealis Awards and top-8 listed the USA Writers of the Future Competition, as well as published in various anthologies. Her 24-POV character novel, Blackbirds Sing, has been shortlisted for the Aurealis, the Norma K Hemming award, and the QWC Adaptable program. She has an Adult Training Certification IV and has taught adults in classroom situations for 10 years. She has studied, informally, psychology and personal development for 15 years and has taught numerous similar courses on understanding personal growth and personality types in corporate training events.