Douglas A. "Doug" Mendini died at his home near Milford, Penn. on May 7. He was 62.

Mendini had held a number of positions in the sales department Kensington Publishing Corp from 1990 to 2014, including national accounts director.

In addition to working at Kensington, Mendini was a novelist, a playwright, and a nonfiction writer specializing in Hollywood. A number of his shows were produced off-off Broadway. Under the pseudonym Julian Biddle, Mendini was the author of What Was Hot, a history of pop culture through the decades.