“I’ve always been a fan of sales, leadership, personal growth and motivational books – I read dozens every year. In April of 2020, when everyone experienced extra free time because of the coronavirus pandemic, I decided to finally start writing the motivational book that had been bouncing around my head for years.” ~ Paul J. Angelle, Jr

Paul Angelle

A lifelong resident of Louisiana, Paul Angelle works as management advisor for How to Manage a Small Law Firm. Originally from Carencro, he grew up in Lafayette, spent over a decade in New Orleans, and currently live in Sunset.

Angelle grew up working in his father’s Cajun restaurant, and after graduation, worked in sales and sales management for over 20 years. He managed multiple restaurants, launched two regional sports magazines, and created a sports photography business. In high school he drew animated caricatures at “Downtown Alive” in Lafayette, designed logos for businesses, fashioned artwork for t-shirts, and created memorial portraits for survivors of deceased family members.

As a college student, he wrote a weekly political editorial column for the school newspaper, and served as Sports Editor, Associate Editor, and Editor-In-Chief for the yearbook. In college, he developed a friendship with former English professor Dr. David Thibodaux and took multiple creative writing classes with both he and Dr. Ernest Gaines. As a photographer and a writer, Angelle has contributed to multiple local, statewide, and national publications. His online sports writing for the Times-Picayune led to the creation of Quick Slants Magazine, in which Angelle initially wrote all the stories, took all the pictures, sold all the advertisements, and created the layout. The quarterly magazine ran successfully in Louisiana from 2010-2017, and still somewhat exists online with new owners.