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Fierce Kingdom named as a favorite on, a site where authors name their favorite books. Read the write-up here.

Family Law named by CrimeReads as one of the best books of 2021. Read the article here.

Family Law named by Deep South Magazine as a must-read this summer. Read the article here.

Family Law named by the Southern Review of Books as one of the best books of May. Read it here.

Family Law named by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as one of ten Southern books “that put the sizzle in summer.” Read the article here.

Family Law named as one of CrimeRead’s “Most Anticipated Crime Books of 2021.” Read the article here.

Family Law named as one of  “10 Novels You Should Read This May” by  Read the list.

Family Law named by BITCH Magazine as one of “17 Books Feminists Should Read in May.” Read the review here.

Family Law reviewed in the New York Journal of Books. “Author Gin Phillips has penned a thoroughly realized, multilayered story depicting the meaning of family—those we are born to and those we create for ourselves.” Read the entire review here.

One event left on the FAMILY LAW (Mostly) Virtual Book Tour! Register below–I’d love to see you!

5/18 at 6:30 p.m. ET. Foxtale Book Shoppe in Woodstock, Ga. With Katherine Sherbrooke. Register here.

The New Yorker reviews Fierce Kingdom  in “Briefly Noted.” Read the review.

WPSU’s BookMark features Fierce Kingdom in a review by Kirk Weixel. Listen to/read the review.

NPR’S Scott Simon interviews Gin on Weekend Edition. Listen to the interview here.

Washington Independent Review of Books review of Fierce Kingdom. A thought-provoking and well-written review.

Writer’s Bone names Fierce Kingdom as one of 17 Books That Should Be On Your Radar.  And check out the Writer’s Bone podcast with Gin here.

NPR review of Fierce Kingdom. “It’s hard to imagine how a scene of a mother buying her child crackers from a vending machine could be one of the more terrifying things in contemporary fiction…..One of the more astonishing things about Fierce Kingdom is how firmly it is a novel about parenthood.” Read it here.

Fierce Kingdom Chosen as Book of the Month Selection for August. Here’s the list.

New York Times Review of Fierce Kingdom. “Clever and irresistible….beautifully captures the quirks, tedium and magic of parenting a young child.” Read the review.

“Searching for Complexity: Motherhood in Fiction” in The Millions. “With strong writing, compelling plots, and emotional depth; Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips, Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward, and Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran explore the theme of motherhood.”  Read the article.

Fierce Kingdom named to August 2017 Indie Next List. See the list.

The Globe and Mail interview. “I find goodness much more interesting than evil.” Read entire interview.

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.

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.

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.”

The Los Angeles Times reviews The Well and the Mine Read

O, The Oprah Magazine calls Gin Phillips a “Writer to Watch” Read

FM89.3 WYPL in Memphis Book Talk Podcast Listen