top of page



Hilary Profile.jpg
About Me

About Me

Thanks for stopping by! I'm a writer based in Calgary, Alberta, but I was born and raised in Flin Flon, Manitoba. I'm currently working on an adult suspense novel and have written a young adult novel that I'm looking to publish.

I also write short stories and personal essays and I plan to share some of them on this site.

When I'm not reading or writing, I manage to find myself downhill skiing, dabbling in adult gymnastics or canoe racing up north - all of which make me incredibly nervous.

My Writing

My Writing

The Sunlight Press

July 11, 2021

Cloud Lake Literary 

March 26, 2021

The Globe and Mail

 February 4, 2021


Boxed Gallery new sm.png

Loft 112, Boxed Stories Gallery

September to December 2020

Calgary Public Library, Short Story Dispenser

April, 2020

Personal Essay

Volume Two

Personal Essay/humour

First Person

From online yoga to Zoom strippers, the connections we make are strong

Short Story and Art 

Whisper in the Woods

A heartfelt and collaborative piece of art and writing created with my daughter.

Short Story - 1 minute

Midnight Escape

"There was never an official plan. More of a dream that accidentally came to fruition. But when Geri saw a chance at freedom she didn’t think twice."

July 10, 2019

Personal Essay/Family Life

A tribute to the family next door after 15 incredible years

As they prepare to move away, Hilary Faktor thanks her longtime neighbours for more than a decade of Harry Potter, tree forts and warm muffins.

Maclean's Magazine

July 5, 2019

Personal Essay/Before You Go

Thanking the family next door

Before You Go: Hilary Faktor pays tribute to her neighbours, as they prepare to move away, for 15 years of Harry Potter, tree forts and warm muffins

Huffington Post Canada

April 16, 2019

Personal Essay/The Blog

My Great-Grandmother Made An Unthinkable Sacrifice For A Future In Canada

Mary left Ukraine when she was 8 years old to escape a violent uprising. She never saw her parents again.

“It was February 29 again, and I was wondering which member of my family would try to kill me this time.” From this intriguing premise, the stories in this collection of short fiction by new Canadian writers map out fifteen wildly different approaches to the same terrain. From comedies about vampire conversions and French Canadian werewolves to tense family dramas about humanoid robots and fairy-zombie hybrids, these stories chart a new set of possiblities for short fiction in Canada today. 

I'm so honoured to have my short story, The Secret's in the Sauce included in the anthology.

To check out the authors and purchase ‘Blood is Thicker,’ please click here.

The Globe and Mail

 January 9, 2018


​Personal Essay/humour

The sacrificial skier

"There I was, clinging to the tree lined edge of the ski trail, hands braced behind me, legs splayed in front, like a frightened crab. I swallowed desperate gulps of mountain air and cursed myself for being talked into this ridiculous situation. Welcome to family ski day."

Contact Me

Contact Me

  • Twitter - Black Circle

Success! Message received.

bottom of page