For more than four decades I served in the book publishing business as Editor, Editorial Director, or Editor-in-Chief of such publishing companies as St. Martin's Press, E.P. Dutton, and Kodansha America. After becoming an independent editor in 1996 I founded Paul De Angelis Book Development, which assists authors, agents, publishers and organizations in turning ideas & manuscripts into books. I have co-translated several books, and for two decades I have written and supported community journalism, first as Editorial Director and Co-publisher of the mid-Hudson Valley area quarterly AboutTown, and as board member and President of the Cornwall Chronicle, the monthly publication (and website) dedicated to Cornwall, Connecticut. In 2010 St. Martin’s Press published the book I wrote (co-author Jay Mulvaney), Dear Mrs. Kennedy: The World Shares Its Grief, Letters November 1963. In addition, I act as the literary agent for the Estate of Leonora Carrington, the noted writer and painter who died in 2011.

To contact Paul De Angelis about Dear Mrs. Kennedy, please email him at

To arrange an interview with or appearance by Paul De Angelis about Dear Mrs. Kennedy, please contact Ann Day at St. Martin’s Press: 646-307-5569 or You can also contact Loren Jaggers 646-307-5566 or

To contact Paul De Angelis about a book project for which you’d like assistance, please call him at 860-672-6882 or email him at

To contact Paul De Angelis about editorial matters having to do with AboutTown:

Paul De Angelis, Editorial Director

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