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Gin Phillips 

Gin Phillips and books

Gin Phillips is the author of three books. Her first novel, The Well and the Mine, won the 2009 Barnes & Noble Discover Award. The Well and the Mine has now been published in eight different countries. Gin's second novel, Come in and Cover Me, was released in 2012, and her children's book, The Hidden Summer, was released in 2013. 

As a political journalism major, Gin spent plenty of time in both the political science department and the English department. She has been a professional writer--one way or another--ever since graduation. As a freelance magazine writer, she interviewed John Cleese, George Stephanopoulos, James Carville, Sally Ride, DeeDee Myers, and Letitia Baldrige. 

Gin has also founded a nonprofit creative writing program, Wordsmiths, for Birmingham City students.

You can find out more about her books on her Web site at www.ginphillips.com .

Gin's latest:

The Hidden Summer

After a falling out between their mothers, 12-year-old best friends Nell and Lydia are forbidden from seeing each other for the whole summer.  Determined to find a place of their own, Nell and Lydia spend the summer hiding out in an abandoned golf course where they find mysterious symbols scattered throughout the grounds. As they reveal the secret of the symbols, Nell discovers she isn't the only one seeking an escape. She begins to uncover what's really been hidden all along… both inside the golf course and within herself.