Bill Schillaci was born in the Bronx, attended New York University, and later on worked in the Columbia University Library System. He eventually migrated into writing promotional and technical materials for several engineering firms. Currently he is a freelance writer covering the environment and worker safety. In 2014, after a long hiatus, he resumed writing short stories. His most recent work has appeared in The Furious Gazelle, The Capra Review, Poydras, Palooka, and Prole, among others. He is an avid carpenter and enjoys fixing up his old New Jersey house, which he shares with Thea, his longtime mate.