Margot Silk Forrest
is an author, speaker, freelance
book editor, and mentor to those who want to express
themselves and their truths through their writing. Her mission in
life is to add love to the world--"To change the world, one
heart at a time." She has been privileged to write and to
work with co-authors and clients who are dedicated to making the
world a happier, saner, safer, and more loving place to live.
is the co-author of The Soul in the Computer: Story of a
Corporate Revolutionary, and EMDR: The Breakthrough Therapy
for Overcoming Anxiety, Stress and Trauma. Margot is also the
founder of The Healing Woman, an acclaimed newsletter for
survivors of childhood sexual abuse. She was formerly a top-ranked
manager at Hewlett-Packard, and news editor for the San Jose
Mercury News, the Dallas Times-Herald, and the
Philadelphia Bulletin. She lives in Central California.
Who Margot Silk Forrest is,
A Short Course in Kindness came to be...
Like all good writers, in
addition to what appears on her formal vita, Margot has also had
an abundance of other unusual jobs, including: freelance
photographer, fabric artist, seamstress, ski lodge bookkeeper,
photography columnist, tour guide, barmaid in a GI bar, and sales
clerk at Liberty's of London. In her spare time, she paints, reads
mysteries, and enjoys all the benefits of living in one of the
most beautiful places in the world-California. Margot has been
practicing Zen meditation for the past fifteen years.
Margot grew up in Philadelphia
and attended Sarah Lawrence College in New York and Williams
College in Massachusetts. Following her graduation she traveled
extensively in Europe where she lived and worked for the next six
After returning to the U.S.
following her stint in Europe, she spent the next six years
working as a journalist, first as a copy editor then as a news
editor, on the Philadelphia Bulletin, the Dallas Times-Herald, and
the award-winning San Jose Mercury News.
In 1984, Margot joined the
Hewlett --Packard Company as a senior writer, then became a
project manager and writing consultant, and stayed through 1991
when she founded The Healing Woman, a monthly journal for women in
recovery from childhood sexual abuse. She built this into a widely
respected publication with 11,000 readers in all 50 states and 14
countries. In 1996 she created a non-profit organization, The
Healing Woman Foundation, to take over the work she started with
the journal of providing inspiration and support to women in
recovery from childhood abuse.
During her years with The Healing
Woman, Margot made frequent media appearances and gave
inspirational speeches about how to turn a difficult childhood
into a dynamic future. She has addressed national conferences on
psychology and personal growth, taught at Esalen Institute, and
published numerous audio tapes of her talks.
Toward the end of the 90's Margot
co-authored two books, EMDR: The Breakthrough Therapy and The
Soul in the Computer: Story of a Corporate Revolutionary.
Following their publication, she
worked very successfully as a freelance developmental and line
editor for people who had promising ideas for books but were not
professional writers. She has written and edited book proposals,
rewritten and/or edited fiction and non-fiction manuscripts, and
worked with established literary agents to polish manuscripts for
Margot's clients have had their
work published by Simon & Schuster (Potatoes Not Prozac,
1998), Health Communications (Do I Have to Give Up Me to Be
Loved by God?, 1999), and Ballantine (The Sugar Addict's
Total Recovery Guide, Fall 2000), among others. Since early
1997, Margot has worked on a total of 15 manuscripts in the areas
of psychology, personal growth, spirituality, memoir, consumer
health, popular fiction (including a mystery and two thrillers),
Other Books by Margot Silk
EMDR: The Breakthrough Therapy
for Overcoming Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma by Francine
Shapiro, Ph.D., and Margot Silk Forrest
(Also available in German, Italian, Swedish, Japanese)
"A procedure to be reckoned
with in psychology....Almost a million people have been
treated...research appears to support the remarkable claims
made." --Washington Post
"EMDR is a powerful new tool
for relieving human suffering....One of the most significant
advances since the introduction of psychopharmacologic
drugs." --Steven Lazrove, M.D., Yale University.
Soul in the Computer: The
Story of a Corporate Revolutionary
by Barbara Waugh with Margot Silk Forrest
Fast moving, filled with stirring
and often funny anecdotes, this is a visionary's handbook for
practical change in any company or with any group at any level.
"...a full time affirmation
of the human spirit in the world of work." -- Alan Webber,
Fast Company Magazine, Founding Editor