Fierce Kingdom Around the World

I find that when I’m trying to finish up a manuscript–more on that later–blogging and social media in general seem to fall by the wayside. (Also on the fall-by-the-wayside list: Haircuts, dentist appointments, lunch dates with friends, all forms of house maintenance, including lightbulb replacement.) Well, I’ve finished up a draft and sent it off to my editor…so here I am.

There’ve been some fabulous reincarnations of Fierce Kingdom all over the world. Here are a few:

Slovakian edition, which is the only version where my name actually changes…in a very cool way. The one-of-a-kind Japanese edition with its anime vibe. And the French edition, which wins the prize for the most straightforward title.





  1. Kacey on February 23, 2018 at 10:56 am

    MOMs Club of Akron Book Club – best discussion ever. Read around Parkland shooting.
    We do want to know what happens to the mother of the baby, please.

    • Gin Phillips on March 7, 2018 at 12:08 pm

      Thanks so much–I’m always glad to provoke a good discussion. You mean the mother of the baby in the trash can, I assume? Do you know, no one has ever asked what happens to her! First of all, the baby–I envision that Joan’s imagined ending where the police lift the baby from the trashcan is what actually happens. As for the mother,I like to give her the benefit of the doubt–that she did her best to save her crying baby and put it somewhere that the crying wouldn’t attract notice. As with other elements of the ending, how you see it all playing out depends on how optimistic/pessimistic you are. 🙂 I’d prefer to think the mother is reunited with the baby.

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