Phillips grew up in Montgomery and graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in 1997. She is a regular contributor to Birmingham Weekly, and her work has also been featured in American Profile, American Spirit, Platinum, and Women's World.
- Phillips, Gin (2008) The Well and the Mine. Portland, Oregon: Hawthorne Books ISBN 0976631172
- Phillips, Gin (2011) The Happy Summer. New York: Little Brown Young Readers
- Phillips, Gin (2012) Come In and Cover Me. New York: Riverhead Books ISBN 1594488444
- Carlton, Bob (March 22, 2009) "Barnes & Noble award boosts Birmingham, Alabama author to new heights." Birmingham News
- Carlton, Bob (January 10, 2012) "Birmingham writer Gin Phillips blends ghosts, archaelogy in new novel." Birmingham News
- Gin Phillips website