Margot Starbuck is the author of six non-fiction books on adoption, spiritual journey, beauty and body image, neighbor-love and…weirdly…youth sports. She’s also a ghostwriter of some truly fascinating stories—and a few uninspiring ones—she’s not at liberty to mention. Her first book, The Girl in the Orange Dress: Searching For a Father Who Does Not Fail—the story of her adoption and reunion with her birthmom as a young adult—was awarded the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association’s best nonfiction book of the year for 2011. Margot’s a graduate of Westmont College and Princeton Seminary. Her respectable column can be found online at Today’s Christian Woman and her more “colorful” gig is as the confessions editor for Geez Magazine’s Sinner’s Corner.
Also a bearer of the spoken word, Margot is an advocate for the work of Compassion International. She also has—to the horror of her teenagers—produced her own rap video & was runner up in the Justice Conference’s first Spoken Word competition. Stand-up is next. Please don’t tell them. Margot and her three kiddos, by birth and adoption, live two blocks from Durham’s Central Park in a community build around friends with disabilities. Which is just as dreamy as it sounds. Connect with Margot at www.MargotStarbuck.com. You could follow her on Twitter, but would only be setting yourself up for disappointment.