Angelle Barbazon

Lead Publicist

“Angelle Barbazon, publicist extraordinaire, works tirelessly to promote my book. Angelle is personable, prompt in all correspondence, and fun. I truly enjoy working with her and often refer to her as the ‘angel’ on my shoulder.” – Donna O’Donnell Figurski, award-winning author of Prisoners without Bars: A Caregiver’s Tale and winner of the Hope Hero 2019 Award by Hope Magazine

“Working with Angelle has proven to be way beyond my expectations. As a debut novelist, I had lots of questions. Angelle answered all of them with unparalleled professionalism, enthusiasm, and warmth. She is a true gem.” – Julie Maloney, author of A Matter of Chance and Founder/Director of WOMEN READING ALOUD

A veteran reporter, Angelle cut her professional teeth at news outlets across the country before succumbing to her love of books. Her distinct pitching style has garnered authors and their books’ placement in Vanity Fair, Buzzfeed, Associated Press, The New York Times and USA Today, as well as many regional media outlets.

Our authors love Angelle’s commitment to their vision and their books. An award-winning journalist whose own work has appeared in local and national publications, including NPR, she is tenacious in finding the right angles to pitch for each campaign and connecting with the right reporter for the job. Now our Lead Publicist, Angelle joined the Books Forward team in 2014.