Phillipa Mitchell

Phillipa Mitchell

Publishing Smarty Pants 🧐

Super powers:  Literary empath; The ability to find your book the ideal home in the shelves online.

“Books are in my DNA. If I’m not writing or editing or reading them, I’m publishing them. Everyone has a story to be told and shared. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than seeing the sparkle in an author’s eye after I’ve worked with them to deliver their book baby into the big wide world.”

Getting to know me

Q & A Fun

Q: Are you a dog or a cat person?

No home is complete without the pitter patter of kitty feet. 😻

Q: What’s the strangest thing in your refrigerator?

My mother. Not my real mother, though. It’s my sourdough starter. 

Q: What are your top ten favourite movies?

The Bucket List; Me Before You; Seven Pounds; The Piano; The Pursuit of Happiness; August Rush; Schindler’s List; The Green Mile; An American Tail; The Prince of Egypt. 

Q: What’s the saddest scene in a movie you’ve watched?

The horse. The sinking sand. The Never Ending Story. Sniff. 

Q: What’s your favourite series?

Breaking Bad, and The Handmaid’s Tale 

Q: What food is delicious but a pain to eat?

Mangos, hands down. 

Q: How do you know you’re getting old?

If someone invites me out after 8 p.m., I ask whether they’re on drugs and pull the blankets back over my head. 

Q: What’s the funniest joke you know by heart?

Two aerials meet on a rooftop and fall in love and decide to get married. The wedding was pretty boring, but the reception was amazing. 

Q: If you were given one thousand acres of land that you didn’t need to pay taxes on but couldn’t sell, what would you do with it?

I’d turn it into an off-the-grid sustainable farm and a sanctuary for animals rescued from factory farms and animal testing facilities. 

Q: What wine grape most closely matches your personality?

Definitely Pinot Noir. As Miles says in the movie Sideways, “…it’s a hard grape to grow, as you know. It’s thin-skinned, temperamental. It’s not a survivor like Cabernet that can grow anywhere and thrive even when neglected. Pinot needs constant care and attention, you know?” 

Q: If someone narrated your life, who would you want as the narrator?

Samuel L Jackson

Q: Is there a book that you’ve read that you’ll never forget?

Shantaram. The most epic book ever. 

Q: Last book read?

Greenlights, by Matthew McConaughey.

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