Meet the Team

Maggie Langrick

Maggie Langrick, CEO and Publisher

Maggie Langrick is the founder, CEO, and Publisher at Wonderwell. A longtime editor and passionate fan of nonfiction, Maggie directs our publishing programs and oversees the development of all our books, from concept development through editing and design to launch. Her favorite thing about working with Wonderwell authors is signing their royalty checks.

Maggie was shortlisted by Editors Canada for the 2015 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence, for her work on Shell by Michelle Stewart. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Independent Book Publishers Association. Maggie lives in Los Angeles, California, where she loves making friendly small talk with strangers, and having big, strange conversations with friends.

Allison Serrell, Senior Editor

Allison Serrell manages Wonderwell’s editorial department and specializes in helping emerging authors find their voice and refine their ideas. Allison has deep experience in the publishing world, having worked as a book packager, author, and editor of general nonfiction with Chronicle Books, Parallax Press, Weldon Owen, Sunset Publishing, and Callisto Media. When not at her laptop, Allison can be found peering over the stove in the kitchen or thumbing the pages of a contemporary novel.

Allison Serrell
Jennifer Jensen

Jennifer Jensen, Sales and Marketing Director

Jennifer Jensen brings more than 15 years of experience in trade book marketing to the team, having managed the campaigns for 17 New York Times bestsellers—including Mark Manson’s smash hit, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, and award-winning actor John Lithgow’s Dumpty and Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown. Before moving to Wonderwell, she held several roles at HarperCollins, rising from intern to associate director of marketing at HarperOne, and most recently helped found Chronicle Prism, an imprint of Chronicle Books.

Jesmine Cham, Production Editor/Project Manager

Jesmine Cham handles various administrative, production, marketing, and editorial tasks for Wonderwell. A Master of Publishing graduate, Jesmine has lent editorial and marketing support to Geist magazine, Greystone Books, and Quietly, among other publishing organizations. Jesmine lives in Vancouver, BC, and often spends downtime engaged in cloud spotting or whittling down (and adding to) an ongoing TBR list.

Jesmine Cham
Jessica Easto

Jessica Easto, Developmental Editor

Jessica Easto does developmental editing and other editorial work for Wonderwell. Her recent contributions include Remarkable Retail. She has worked in publishing for nearly a decade and specializes in editing cookbooks, food and travel books, memoirs, and business/leadership titles. In the past, she has taught writing and copy editing at the university level, and developed content for organizations and businesses. She is based in Chicago, Illinois.

Linda Pruessen

Linda Pruessen, Editor

Linda Pruessen does developmental and copy editing for Wonderwell. Her recent contributions include Rooted, Resilient, and Ready and Parenting Right From the Start. She has over twenty years of experience in the publishing industry, and has been a freelancer for the past ten years, contributing to bestselling works in both fiction and nonfiction, and for readers of all ages. Linda lives with her husband and two children in the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario.

Setareh Ashrafologhalai, Designer

Setareh Ashrafologhalai designs book covers and interiors for Wonderwell. Her contributions include Rooted, Resilient, and Ready, Parenting Right From the Start, and Growing Strong Girls, which won a silver award for interior design in the 30th annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards. She is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator based in Vancouver, BC, and loves what she does.

Allison Serrell
Maggie Langrick

Morgan Krehbiel, Designer

Morgan Krehbiel designs book covers and interiors for Wonderwell. Her recent contributions include HumanKind. Since graduating from Northwestern University with a degree in art theory & practice, she has worked in the publishing industry as a designer, art director, and production manager. Outside of her work, Morgan takes advantage of the vibrant literary community in Chicago, Illinois, where she lives.

 

Stephen Ullstrom, Proofreader/Indexer

Stephen Ullstrom does proofreading and indexing for Wonderwell. His recent contributions include Personal Next and The AI-Powered Enterprise. He learned to index and proofread while working at Canadian Literature, UBC Press, and Harbour Publishing, and has since helped produce over three hundred books. His goal, besides writing excellent indexes, is to demystify indexing for all who want to learn.

Allison Serrell
Kristin Stoddart

Kristin Stoddart, Executive Assistant

Kristin Stoddart supports Maggie and the team with administration, accounting, and business development. Prior to joining Wonderwell, Kristin worked at a global management consulting firm in the PR department and supported the team’s senior director. She has also been an executive assistant to the managing partner at an executive recruiting and consulting firm, as well as to a team of partners at an architecture firm.

Sydney Radclyffe, Copyeditor

Sydney Radclyffe does in-house copywriting and copyediting for Wonderwell’s books. Her contributions include Lifting Heavy Things, The Greater Good, and The Gandhiana Jones Project. With an academic background in Russian Studies, she has also translated poetry and an encyclopedia of Russian contemporary art. She is based in London, UK, and loves words in all their forms.

Heather Grant
Heather Grant

Heather Grant, Business Administrator

Heather Grant manages invoices and payments for Wonderwell. She attended the Southern Institute of Technology, pursuing an accounting designation, and has worked as a consultant for small businesses in a multitude of industries, rounding out her hands-on business knowledge. Heather’s goal is to make numbers and finance as approachable as possible.

Zoe Grams, PR

Zoe Grams is founder and principal of ZG Stories, a book marketing agency that provides PR support to many of Wonderwell’s clients. Together with her close-knit team, Zoe has worked on dozens of bestselling and award-winning nonfiction titles. Prior to founding ZG, Zoe worked for D&M Publishers, and various marketing agencies in London, UK, and Vancouver, Canada.

Zoe Grams
Michelle Heath

Michelle Heath, Fractional CMO

Michelle Heath works with Wonderwell to develop strategies and new ways to connect with authors. As founder and CEO of Growth Street, a growth strategy consulting firm, Michelle partners with clients, from fast-growing start-ups to Fortune 500 brands, to close the gaps and identify the opportunities to accelerate business growth. She is also co-founder of MavenMinds, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to helping female founders grow their businesses faster together.

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