About Margot

Professional

Margot (rhymes with "Gogo"), a graduate of Westmont College and Princeton Seminary, is the award-winning writer of more than thirty books. She's touched over 200 major publishing projects as author, writer, coach, and editor. She especially treasures the privilege of writing alongside athletes, entertainers, and overcomers.

Margot also loves equipping writers who want to be published. She speaks at writing conferences around the country about what it takes to get published. At wordmelon, she reviews book proposals and manuscripts, showing writers what's working well and what can be improved--as well as practical strategies to do it.

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As a collaborator (#ghostwriter), Margot enjoys serving publishers and communicators. She cherishes the holy privilege of sharing people's most compelling and intimate stories with readers. 

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Toni Collier, pastor and author, shares,

“The bottom line is my book would not be in this world without Margot's mind, intellectual capacity, and ability to execute. Not only is she a legend when it comes to creative ideation but she also has strengths in deadline creation, organization, and an ability to cultivate for many different types of authors. That’s rare!” 

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Personal

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Margot, adopted as an infant, is mom to 3 young-adult humans by birth and adoption.

She's passionate about racial justice and believes there's real traction for understanding when moms listen to other moms.

In Durham, North Carolina, Margot lives in the beautiful North Street Neighborhood, a community built around friends with disabilities.

On Saturday mornings you're likely to find Margot riding her bike or rollerskating on American Tobacco Trail. (She'll be the one eating an Egg McMuffin as she rolls.) Earbuds in, she'll be listening to Earth, Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder, or Marvin Gaye.

Off the trail, Margot enjoys creating with paint, fabric, video, and more. 

A peek at the decor in Margot's home will signal that she's a fan of both Wonder Woman and Wonder Bread. Her wall of heroes includes Sister Corita Kent, Bree Newsome, Father Oscar Romero, Nelson Mandela, Skate Mama, Bryan Stevenson, and John McClendon, among others.

The holy words God spoke to Margot's heart--that are now emblazoned on the side of her home, on its walls, and in her deep places--are, "I am for you."

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