Hillary DePiano is a playwright, fiction and non-fiction author best known for her play, The Love of Three Oranges which has been performed in theatres around the world, and her e-commerce blog The Whine Seller. She was the proud recipient of the 2002 C. Willard Smith Award for Creativity in Theatre for writing and directing The Love of Three Oranges and both the 2001 Julia Fonville Smithson Memorial Prize and 2001 West Branch Literary Prize for Fiction for her novella, The Author. Other works include the bestselling e-commerce title Beyond Amazon, eBay and Etsy, Sell Their Stuff, Daddy Issues (1-Act Play), and the holidays comedies Polar Twilight and New Year’s Thieve.
She is also an avid vintage toy collector and has authored a guide to both My Little Pony toys and She-Ra: Princess of Power action figures and for Priced Nostalgia Press’s Collector’s Inventory series of price guides.
Since 2010, Hillary has volunteered with NaNoWriMo.org and its sister event, Script Frenzy, as a Municipal Liaison.