U.K. Beil was born in Queens, New York. He served in the U.S. Army as an infantry medic. After serving in Korea he returned home and graduated from Morris Harvey University. He passed the State Board for Registered Nurses, accepted a commission in the U.S. Army Reserves as a Second Lieutenant and was married to the love of his life in 1994, having two children.
In 2004 Biel’s young family was tragically taken from him. Since then, he has lived in a monastic community attending Theology College and writing. Beil has visited six foreign countries, twenty-two states, and is about to start traveling again while writing.