William Hall is a journalist, public relations consultant, and writer of short fiction, who returned to his home state of Maine after 20 years in New York City and Boston. He has worked as a reporter and editor for The Forecaster newspapers, and written news for the Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram, Mainebiz, Southern Maine Business Digest, Profile Magazine, and Rochester Business Journal. In New York, he also served as editor for a fashion e-zine, PageDaily.com, and helped launch and edit a lifestyle magazine, ALTRA.
In his PR and marketing communications work, Will has written white papers, newsletters, sales literature, op-eds, executive speeches, and more for dozens of corporate clients, including Humana, Philips, McKesson, and Partners HealthCare. He is a recipient of The Bell Ringer Award from The Publicity Club of New England, and a Big Apple Award from the New York Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.
Will’s short fiction has appeared in Portland Monthly, Casco Bay Weekly, and The Review, among other publications. He earned a bachelor’s degree in creative writing, magna cum laude, from Princeton University. There, he studied with Russell Banks and Mary Morris, and wrote a collection of short stories, Summer People.