Editor, New Jersey Meetings + Events; Pennsylvania Meetings + Events
Nancy DePalma has been on both sides of the table in publishing and the travel industry. She started her career at two New York City publishing houses, learning the ropes in the publicity and marketing departments. Whether it was arranging reviews and author appearances, handling logistics for multi-city book tours, or working on a top secret book launch party for Salman Rushdie (still under fatwa), she mastered the ins and outs of the book and media business. While working toward a full-time freelance career, Nancy was selected by travel industry veteran Valerie Wilson to co-author a coffee table book on the world’s top resorts.
As someone who always liked offering advice, sharing tips, and telling people where to go, she decided to focus her attention solely on travel and fine dining. She has contributed to over 30 different guidebooks and she exclusively wrote the features for all 3, 4, and 5 star hotels in the United States for Mobil Travel Guides for several years. She authored two editions of America’s Best Hotel & Resort Spas, two editions of America’s Best Hotels & Restaurants, and contributed to Where to Eat Boston/Cape Cod. She was tapped to contribute to the first Michelin Red Guide published in the United States (New York 2007) and has been a regular contributor to the New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco Michelin Red Guides ever since. Nancy also completed the second and expanded edition of Valerie Wilson’s World with Ms. Wilson in 2012.
Nancy’s “Eats” column, a collection of reviews and news about Connecticut’s dining scene, was awarded “best column” in 2013 by the CT Press Club. Born and raised in NJ, Nancy and her family returned to central NJ in the summer of 2013.