Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, Hugh Aaron was educated in the Worcester Public Schools, and received a liberal arts degree in the humanities at the University of Chicago. He served three years in the Seabees during World War II, two of them in the southwest Pacific. He was CEO of his own manufacturing business for twenty years before selling it to write fulltime.
Several of Aaron's short stories have been published in national magazines, and eighteen essays on business management and one on World War II appeared in The Wall Street Journal.
Thus far, Aaron has written two novels, seventeen stageplays, two short story collections, a World War II letter collection, a travel journal, three children’s stories, five novellas, and two books on business management. Recently, second editions of two of his titles have been published. He lives with his artist wife in midcoast Maine.