Hillary Carlip (born 20 October 1956) is an American author, screenwriter, performance artist, and singer.
Carlip's first book Girl Power: Young Women Speak Out was published in 1995. Her second book, Zine Scene, which she designed herself and co-wrote with Francesca Lia Block, won an American Library Association Award. Carlip's memoir Queen of the Oddballs: And Other True Stories from a Life Unaccording to Plan, forms a chronology of her life experiences.
Carlip is the creator, editor and host of the literary website "Fresh Yarn" which hosts works written by a diverse range of writers, performers and personalities. She has also been an NPR commentator, having written and recorded pieces for All Things Considered. With Josh Kilmer-Purcell, Danielle Trussoni, and Maria Dahvana Headley, she is a founding member of The Memoirists Collective, a group that seeks new talent in nonfiction.
Early in her screenwriting career Carlip's first film script, SKIRTS, co-written with Miss Congeniality co-writer, Katie Ford, sold to Columbia Studios. She has also done script rewrites for animated films for Disney including An Extremely Goofy Movie.
As a visual artist, Carlip has a web production and design company called Fly HC, whose clients include Jennifer Aniston. From 1999 to 2001 she was Co-President, Founder, and Executive Creative Director of the teen web network VOXXY.
Selected bibliography 
- Girl Power: Young Women Speak Out (Warner Books, 1995)
- Zine Scene (Girl Press, 1999)
- Queen of the Oddballs: And Other True Stories from a Life Unaccording to Plan (HarperCollins May, 2006)
- FIRED!: Tales of the Canned, Canceled, Downsized, & Dismissed (Simon and Schuster’s Touchstone Books, 2006)
- A La Carte:The Secret Lists of Grocery Shoppers(2008)
- "American Library Association website". Retrieved February 3, 2010.
- Karpel, Ari (March 16, 2008). "Mistress of Disguise". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 3, 2010.
- "Hillary Carlip—The Oddballs' Queen Bee". Windy City Times. July 19, 2007. Retrieved February 3, 2010.
- "One-Woman Odd Squad". Phoenix New Times. April 27, 2006. Retrieved February 3, 2010.
- "Memoirists Make Friends on MySpace". Publishers Weekly. June 13, 2006. Retrieved February 3, 2010.[dead link]
- "Warner Bros. official website". Retrieved February 3, 2010.
- "Are Web sites for teenage girls a little too wild ...". CNN. February 4, 2000. Retrieved February 3, 2010.
- Official website
- Hillary Carlip at the Internet Movie Database
- NPR interview with Hillary Carlip
- Fresh Yarn website