Hilary Illick’s work has appeared on national television, off-Broadway, and in several American and French publications. She won an Emmy Award for television writing and was the co-writer of the auto-biographical Off-Broadway play on marriage and motherhood, EVE-olution, published by DPS (Dramatists Play Service). She has a BA in Philosophy from Stanford University and an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, where she won the Michael Rubin Chapbook Award. The title story from her first story collection, Out of Body, won the National Intro Award. Hilary works as an executive coach, a life coach, and a faculty member at the Hoffman Institute. Her clients include senior leaders at dozens of corporations nationwide, as well as individuals who see her at Life Matters, her private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Hilary is also a public speaker and storyteller, presenting on Compassionate Straight Talk in a variety of arenas—the workplace, marriage, parenting. A mother of four, she lives with her husband Pierre Valette, in Belmont, Massachusetts.