Episode 73 | Gin Phillips

Gin Phillips is the author of five novels. Her debut novel, The Well and the Mine, was the winner of the 2009 Barnes & Noble Discover Award. Since then her work has been sold in 29 countries.

Born in Montgomery, Al., Gin graduated from Birmingham-Southern College with a degree in political journalism. She worked as a magazine writer for more than a decade, living in Ireland, New York, and Washington D.C., before eventually moving back to Alabama.

She currently lives in Birmingham with her family.

To learn more about Gin Phillips and her books, visit her website.

You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

All of her books can be found on Amazon and wherever you buy books.


Things We Talked About:

  • Two Truths & A Lie – 3:01
  • How winning the 2009 Barnes & Noble Discover Award helped her writing career – 6:34
  • Gin gives us the “book blurb” for Fierce Kingdom and we talk about the Book Of The Month Club – 10:26
  • Did she use her local zoo as the layout for the zoo in her novel? – 14:50
  • We talk about writing her main characters, Joan and Lincoln, including how much of Lincoln is modeled after her son – 16:29
  • Was it difficult writing a novel where the entire story takes places over a 3 hour period? – 21:39
  • What kind of research did she have to do for this novel – 23:57
  • There were a couple of difficult parenting questions in the novel that made me ask myself, what would I do in that situation? Did she write the novel with those questions in mind? – 28:56
  • Gin reads an excerpt from Fierce Kingdom – 32:18
  • Gin answers the famous penguin question – 36:20

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