Lily Gardner

Like many writers before her, Lily Gardner has spent much of her life as a factotum, working as a bartender, a vet assistant and a bookkeeper. She’s managed a bookstore, sold crystals, herbs and fine jewelry. And has written articles on mythology and goddess lore for ten years.


A Bitch Called Hope, a noir mystery set on the rainy streets of Portland, Oregon, is Lily’s first novel. She’s currently writing her second novel, Betting Blind. Lily lives in Portland with her husband, two corgis and several thousand books.