Phebe Phillips is best known for her creation of exquisite stuffed toys sold for twenty-five-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. 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 is a fifth generation Texan. She grew up as an only child with a very creative mother and a business-minded father in the small town of Gilmer. She 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. He gave her writing assignments separate from class assignments, and encouraged her to develop her writing voice.

While her current focus is bringing her most favorite characters from the past toy line into storybook, she’s also working on a book of poetry and short stories about East Texas. Her hope is to use her educational, business and life experiences for helpful purposes such as putting positive words, thoughts and imagery into the world with hopes of making someone’s day better, even if only for a moment.

Phebe lives a life filled with imagination. Her readers catch a glimpse of that imagination through her poetry, chalk pastel illustrations and 3D felt characters. She lives in Dallas with her husband, Mac Hargrove, their standard poodle Henry, and a cat named Harold—a bengal-striped tabby who walked out of his stray-kitten-life and into her studio.

You may also like her blog about easy recipes. Phebe is certified in raw vegan culinary arts through the Matthew Kenney Academy. She worked as a Seva in one of the most famous raw vegan kitchens in the world; The Tree of Life, under the direction of Dr. Gabriel Cousens in Patagonia, Arizona where she also became a master at growing micro-greens. 

Phebe loves to connect with her community of like minds. Her first picture book, Why Me? Positive Verse for Loss and Sadness will be out in September 2017. Soon a new travel schedule will post. 

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Commencement Address at TWU

Commencement Address at TWU
On May 14, 2010, Phebe Phillips was honored to give the commencement address titled “Everything is Perfect…I Changed” to approximately 3000 attendees at the College of Arts and Sciences of Texas Women’s University. At the link below is the video of her address, the bio that was printed in the program and the speech as originally written and given by Phebe.

Click here to see Phebe’s TWU Commencement Address



ABC Radio Network

On Sunday, November 19, 2006 Phebe was the guest of host by Sandra Yancey, founder and CEO of eWomenNetwork. Each show is a showcase for introducing dynamic women from all over North America and New York Times best-selling authors, who share insights, strategies and ideas for personal and professional growth.

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