This blog contains homages to the things that give pleasure: books, writing, food, my dog, my family, and, occasionally, my devotion to nifty stationery items.
As for me, my name is Lily Hamrick. I live in Berkeley and work in San Francisco. I’m a reader, a fiction writer, and a lawyer. I have three sons and a patient, forgetful husband. I have a B.A. in English from Yale, an M.A. in English from UC Berkeley and a J.D. from the law school at UC Berkeley. Wow. I spent a long time going to school, is all I can say about that. My first novel, The Secret War, was a finalist for the 2008 James Jones First Novel Fellowship. After that, I found an agent and now I’m revising the book. Who knew how much revising goes into making a good book? I’ve written a grand total of six short stories in my adult life, and one of them appeared in the fall/winter 2009 edition of Southern Humanities Review. I really like short fiction. If you want some of mine, I have five more you can have, just by asking.
My posting schedule on this blog is a little bit erratic. Okay, it’s totally erratic. I post whenever I come up for air. I try to respond to comments, but sometimes I don’t realize they’re there and then I miss them. If you want to talk to me directly, you can always e-mail me at bloglily(at)yahoo(dot)com.
I also have a policy about commenting. Don’t tell other people they suck and all will be well. “Other people” includes me.