This is a book plug. Quit trolling your ex on Instagram and go get this book immediately.

Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips

Gin is an Alabama girl, born and reared in Montgomery, now living in Birmingham.

She’s also one of my lifelong friends.

That’s Gin (on the left) and me at my 2 year old birthday party. We are still pretty serious about cake.

When we were little, Gin (I know her as Ginny) was a child wizard of imagination. Whip smart, wise well beyond her years, creative and fantastic. And now she is an honest-to-god famous award winning author. Her first novel, The Well and the Mine, won the 2009 Barnes and Noble Discover award. Four novels later, her newest and most lauded book, Fierce Kingdom, has created quite the sensation.

“Warning: you'll finish this in one sitting.” —TheSkimm

“Expertly made thriller . . . clever and irresistible.” —The New York Times

Gin at home in Birmingham being awesome.

Gin at home in Birmingham being awesome.

I blew through it in under 24 hours. It’s an edge of your seat thriller, timely and visceral. A mother and son… a late afternoon excursion to the zoo… the sound of gunshots. Trust me, this is a book you don’t want to miss. The film rights have already been snapped up by Margot Robbie’s production company.

Read it and let me know what you think.

You’re welcome.


And check out these other books written by Gin. Seriously, she’s amazing.