Kirkus Reviews starred review of Fierce Kingdom. “Phillips’ characters are exquisitely rendered, her prose is artful and evocative, and the restraint she practices with regard to on-screen carnage grants weight to every shot fired and corpse discovered. Poignant and profound, this adrenaline-fueled thriller will shatter readers like a bullet through bone.” Read entire review.
Publishers Weekly starred review of Fierce Kingdom. “A searing exploration of motherhood at its most basic, this all-too-plausible horror story may haunt even readers with steely nerves and strong stomachs.” Read entire review.
Don Noble reviews A Little Bit of Spectacular in the Tuscaloosa News. Read.
The Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books reviews A Little Bit of Spectacular.
“Offering both accessibility and originality, this will enrich the middle-elementary shelves—and bump up the interest in restroom graffiti.” Read.
Publishers Weekly reviews A Little Bit of Spectacular.
“Phillips crafts a touching exploration of love and loss, told through the perspective of a child enduring adult responsibilities thrust upon her.” Read.
The Hidden Summer named as a Young Hoosier Book Award Nominee. Read.
The Hidden Summer named as a Junior Library Guild selection. Read.
USA Today Reviews Come in and Cover Me
“In language as spare and evocative as New Mexico’s landscape, author Gin Phillips shapes a love story that lingers in the imagination.” Read
Oprah.com picks Come in and Cover Me as the Book of the Week.
“Novelist Phillips brings the culture and lives of these ancient people to life, as well as the fascinating details about the art of archaeology… Interestingly, though, it’s the personal details in this book that resonate.” Read
Elle magazine reviews Come in and Cover Me in the Jan 2012 issue
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Library Journal gives Come in and Cover Me a Starred Review
“Not really a paranormal and more than a love story, this book should sweetly show us how we’re enfolded in the past yet pull to go beyond. Good for book clubs.” Link to Come
Booklist reviews Come in and Cover Me
“Phillips…enhances the appeal of archaeology by personalizing its discoveries, and vividly illustrates the need to share oneself with loved ones.”
Associated Press review of Come in and Cover Me
(This review has been run by Yahoo News, CNN.com, San Francisco Chronicle, Jackson Sun, New Orleans Times Picayune, Deseret (CA) Morning News, and Buffalo News.) Read
Ploughshares reviews Come in and Cover Me.
“As we learn about Ren’s life and her family through charming, moving, and unsentimental memories…we’re hit with several affecting wallops that linger, long, in the bone.” Read
John Seigenthaler interviews Gin Phillips for A Word on Words
In this May 2010 interview, the renowned journalist talks to Gin about The Well and the Mine on Nashville Public Television. Listen
Marie Claire reviews the UK edition of The Well and the Mine
The British magazine describes the novel as “a gripping evocation of hard times and unquenchable hope.” Read
The Well and the Mine wins Barnes & Noble Discover Award
Annually, Barnes and Noble recognize two exceptional writers with the Discover Great New Writers Award. Past winners include Tracy Chevalier, Joshua Ferris, Ben Fountain, Chang-rae Lee, Elizabeth McCracken,and Eric Blehm. Read
The Los Angeles Times reviews The Well and the Mine Read
O, The Oprah Magazine calls Gin Phillips a “Writer to Watch” Read
Publishers Weekly names Gin Phillips one of ten debut novelists for the spring Read
Publishers Weekly reviews The Well and the Mine Read
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