Billy Hallal was born near Cleveland, Ohio. His writing has appeared or will be appearing in venues like Hobart, Peatsmoke, and Thrillist. He has worked in bars, group homes, and adult education classrooms. In 2020, he was awarded an Individual Excellence Award for fiction from the Ohio Arts Council.
Currently, he lives in the Cleveland area and works in insurance. He writes freelance on food, drink, and culture for Thrillist and other publications. He enjoys podcasts, other people's dogs, and generally being stupid and cheerful.