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Phebe Phillips is a fifth generation Texan. She was born in Gilmer, Texas to a creative mother, and a business minded father. Phebe graduated Gilmer High School and was Queen Yam XXXIX of her senior year. She made East Texas Yamboree history by being the first daughter of a Yam Queen to become a Yam Queen, and for her controversial and famous red velvet queen’s dress.
Phebe’s exquisite stuffed toys sold for 25-years at Neiman Marcus and other retailers. She created Piper the Puppy for the American Red Cross raising $800,000 through Piper’s sales for support to those in need of ARC services. In total, for all charity groups during the length of her toy company, Phebe’s creativity raised approximately $1,400,000. From 1992 – 2010, spanning four U.S. Presidents, thousands of Phebe’s creative stuffed rabbits were used as decorations and donations at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.
Phebe graduated in Film and Journalism from Southern Methodist University where she took a writing class with legendary Texas journalist and award-winning author, the late Billy Porterfield, who encouraged her to develop her writer’s voice.
Phebe’s book Why Me? Positive Verse for Loss and Sadness was originally written for use by individual American Red Cross chapters. To date, 4000 copies have been distributed throughout the nation by ARC emergency response teams. This book is now available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other book retailers.
For her adult audience Phebe writes poetry and short stories that illuminate the wonder and perplexity of life. Ending each poem with the word PERIOD is a signature of her work. Her poetry has been published in literary publications worldwide. Pilot’s Story, her darkest poem is about her uncle Orear Watson’s capture and escape as a German POW during WWII. This work is published in Beyond the Hill ‘A Stunning Collection of War Poetry’ by Lost Tower Publications. Also available on Amazon.
For her personal enjoyment, Phebe produces many of her poems into audio poetry.