Hillary DePiano

playwright, fiction and non-fiction author

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Special pre-order price for Building a Writing Life

Special pre-order price for Building a Writing Life

Posted by on Sep 28, 2019 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, On Writing: Craft and Commiseration | 0 comments

Hey! Guess what? I have a new book coming out this October! It’s called Building a Writing Life, after the talk I’ve been doing for the last few years, and it’s all about getting started as a writer and building up a writing habit. It’s the first book in my How to Start Writing Series for Writing Beginners and I know you’re...

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Catching up! New book, new plays, new tricks!

Catching up! New book, new plays, new tricks!

Posted by on Sep 16, 2019 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, Personally... | 0 comments

I did drop off the face of the earth for a bit there, didn’t I? In the past, I would write, edit and format my blog posts all in a single evening. Because I rarely have a chunk of time long enough to do that anymore, I thought I’d break it up this year. Write, edit, and format separately. That way I could, in theory, break each post up and work...

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The Fourth Orange and Other Fairy Tales You’ve Never Even Heard Of

The Fourth Orange and Other Fairy Tales You’ve Never Even Heard Of

Posted by on Jul 2, 2019 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, Evergreen, Goosed, Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), The Fourth Orange, The Green Bird, The Love of Three Oranges, The Myrtle, The She Bear, Vardiello | 0 comments

Here’s something exciting: The Fourth Orange and Other Fairy Tales You’ve Never Even Heard Of is finally ready to share with the world! This play has been 6 years in the making* and is without a doubt the most complicated thing I have ever attempted to write** but, dang, it was worth it. How I love this weird and wild little piece of theatre!...

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I’m now officially available for speaking engagements and writing workshops

I’m now officially available for speaking engagements and writing workshops

Posted by on Feb 28, 2019 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways | 0 comments

Photo courtesy of The Nutley Public Library For a long time now, I’ve offered talks and workshops to schools, libraries and writing groups on a variety of topics year-round from beginners who were just getting started with writing and playwrighting to more advanced topics like networking with bookstores and author branding to rave reviews from hosts...

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Did you know I offer free visits and video chats for schools doing my plays?

Did you know I offer free visits and video chats for schools doing my plays?

Posted by on Jan 31, 2019 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, Evergreen | 0 comments

Photo courtesy of Rutgers Prep Are you performing one of my plays? I am happy to offer visits (either in-person or via video chat) to student groups of any age who are currently producing any of my plays free of charge. It’s a great opportunity for the cast and crew to ask questions about the play and their individual roles during the rehearsal...

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