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, Developmental and Acquisitions Editor

Allison Serrell develops general interest and how-to books for Wonderwell. She specializes in helping emerging authors find their voice and refine their ideas. Allison has deep experience in the publishing world, having worked with Chronicle Books, Sunset, Weldon Owen, and Parallax Press. She is the author of four coffee table books on design. 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
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.

Judy Phillips, Editor

Judy Phillips does substantive, stylistic, and copy editing for Wonderwell. Her recent contributions include Personal Next and One Heart, Five Habits. She has more than twenty-five years’ experience in the publishing industry, specializing in business, health, and self-help books, as well as corporate histories and the culinary arts. She also instructs in the postgraduate publishing programs at Ryerson University and Simon Fraser University, and recently developed the course Editing Recipes and Cookbooks.

Judy Phillips
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
Jesmine Cham

Jesmine Cham, Publishing Coordinator

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.

Heather Grant, Accounting Manager

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.

Heather Grant
Zoe Grams

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.

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.
Michelle Heath
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