Experience & Insight

As the award-winning author and collaborator of a dozen books, and ghostwriter on others, Margot is passionate about effective communication. With a Master's of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and undergraduate degree from Westmont College, Margot engages your faith-based project with thoughtful theological reflection and analysis.

Margot's first book, The Girl in the Orange Dress, received AWSA's 2011 Nonfiction Book of the Year Award; her recent Not Who I Imagined was a finalist for the Selah Awards in 2015 for Best Christian Living book; her articles have received recognition from the Evangelical Publishers Association.

More Than a Writer

When you hire Margot as a ghostwriter or collaborator, she guides a client through the entire publishing process, from conception to publication:

Margot works with an author to:
  • Identify the single compelling premise of the client's message
  • Determine the book's audience and the readers' felt needs
  • Develop the key takeaway message for readers
Then Margot:
  • Maps the most effective structure for the book
  • Drafts engaging chapters that meet readers' needs, or coaches author to do so
  • Works in tandem with you to ensure that both the author's and publisher's goals are met
"Margot is amazing to work with. Thorough and thoughtful, Margot took the time to understand what I wanted for my book and delivered. An excellent writer and great listener I couldn't be more pleased with our work together."

Sanya Richards-Ross, Olympic gold medalist and author of Right on Track
“A tremendous THANK YOU! As busy as my life is, I simply could not have completed this 50,000 plus word project without the amazing assistance of the superbly talented writer and visionary that you are."

Rashad Jennings, Dancing With the Stars champion and NFL Player
"Working with Margot exceeded my expectations.  Her ability to take my ideas and express them on paper  was a gift to me and this project.  She embraced the issues, making them her own, yet was true to my passion, expression and voice. Her speaking and writing experiences were extremely valuable in helping us target an audience and write in a style and language that would speak to them. I count it real privilege to have had the opportunity to work with Margot and I would highly recommend her for a writing project you might be considering. 

Dave King, Director of Athletics at Eastern Mennonite University, co-author of Overplayed
"I feel you captured my voice and held my heart all throughout the stories. You are amazing, I am honored that you shared your gift of writing with me and I am so grateful for how you have helped me express the many treasures God has entrusted to me.  " 

Linda Znachko, author of He Knows Your Name
"Margot Starbuck is one of the most gifted writers I know of anywhere. She is punctual, never missing a deadline; passionate, taking a personal interest both in the author and his material; and most of all professional, having a desire to enable the author’s thoughts to be communicated in the most effective way with a meticulous attention to detail.  She made writing a pure joy and I enthusiastically recommend her talents to any author looking to put out the best literary product possible.”

Dr. James Merritt, Pastor of Cross Pointe Church and author of 52 Weeks With Jesus

Margot is available for a limited number of collaborative projects per year.