As an only child, Phebe Phillips experienced loss at a very young age through the early death of her father, and the emotional decline of her mother. Through this, she developed an empathy and a gift for helping heal emotions. Her past toy line, designed on human form, and made with meticulous care, brought joy and happiness to those who became her clients. Now, with words and illustrations as her medium, she takes both young and old on a journey understanding that through life’s challenges each person is honed to be special and unique, with value and self-worth.
Phebe is best known for her past plush toy designs marketed under her own brand for twenty-five-years. She created Piper the Puppy for the American Red Cross, and designed rabbits from her collection to be used for eighteen years at The White House Easter Egg Roll.
She is a Texas author writing in two genres: positive themes for children, and for adults—poetry and short stories that illuminate the wonder and perplexity of life. Her latest children’s book, Why Me? Positive Verse for Loss and Sadness is available as an English only book, or as Spanish and English combined on the same page. Her work for young readers explores positive themes of growth, happiness and overcoming limitations. Like her past toy line, her themes are designed for children, yet possess an intellectual depth appealing to adults. Her poetry, written for her adult readers, is published in literary magazines worldwide. Currently she’s working on a new book, Small Pink World, due Fall 2019.
She creates the popular podcast, The Literary CatCast—a charming podcast merging literature and cats.
She lives in Dallas, Texas, and is married to Mac Hargrove. They have one cat, a striped tabby named Harold-of-God. You may see Harold on Instagram at #haroldofgod.
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