The Official Bio
Maggie Langrick is a writer, editor, public speaker and media entrepreneur. She is CEO and publisher at LifeTree Media, which she founded in 2013. A hybrid publishing company, LifeTree provides premiere editorial and publishing services to non-fiction authors. Its editorial mandate is to publish books that help, heal and inspire, in categories ranging from business and personal finance to psychology and health, personal development, spirituality and motivational memoirs. Maggie was shortlisted for the 2015 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence for her work on Shell: One Woman’s Final Year After a Lifelong Struggle with Anorexia and Bulimia, written by Michelle Stewart and published by LifeTree in 2015.
Before founding LifeTree, Maggie had a 15-year career as a magazine and newspaper editor in London, England and Vancouver, Canada. Most recently, Maggie served as Arts and Life editor for the Vancouver Sun, western Canada’s largest newsroom. In her teens and early twenties, she was an award-winning film and television actress, starring in films such as My American Cousin and Harry and the Hendersons. She still can’t resist playing the room for laughs whenever she gets the chance.
Maggie lives in Vancouver and Los Angeles.
The Personal Angle
I’m a feminist, foodie and film fanatic. A spelling stickler and word collector; a cheerleader for the human race, and an irrepressible optimist with just a wee fatalistic streak.
I love to cook because I love to eat.
I’m a life adventurer with built-in spiritual GPS. (I do not believe in wrong turns, even when they take you through a fire swamp.)
I embrace the quirky and encourage the idiosyncratic wherever I find it.
I have taught myself tact and nice manners because…
I WAS ALWAYS TOO LOUD IN CLASS!
I give great advice. It’s true.
I’m a goofball and I love to laugh, with a sense of humour that lives at the intersection of Rumi and Benny Hill. (Thanks, Dad.)
I have a terrible head for facts and figures, but a homing instinct for meaning.
When faced with complexity, I feel in my bones that it is my job to winnow out the simple truth at the heart of the matter.